Monday, March 21, 2011

American Girl - Kaya Week 5

American Girl - Kaya Week 5
Our topic was Indian Life. Mrs. Reddin led the discussion and helped the girls make the most adorable baskets! The baskets were made with cardstock and a square tissue box (to be the frame, it was removed after all the paper strips were woven in). The top edge was finished in a cute binding-type paper and we added leather straps for handles. Every girl's was as unique as they are! We oppted not to give the baskets the "holding water" test of Kaya's time...

We also made Indian drums with extra cans and balloons. A couple of pencils made great drumsticks (although not neccessarily "authentic" Nez Perce ...)

The MCA (masculine club of awesomeness...) began their official "chess tournament". We are using "Chamionship Chess" teaching materials.
Since it was perfect weather for football, we had a little chess...then off to the great outdoors!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how fun!!! American Girl crafts AND an MCA chess club meeting in one spot --- my daughter and sons are drooling, lol!

    Have a great week!