In spite of my projectophobia, or maybe because of it, today is project day. Instead of our daily work (except math), we are doing projects.
We made a statue of Alfred the Great from Story of the World Middle Ages.
|Alfred the Great|
"The land ravaged by a fearful enemy from which he delivered it."
We used flour and pebbles to simulate asteroids making craters on Mercury, also from Exploring Creation With Astronomy.
My irrelevant misgivings (we will not get our daily work done, which will show up at the end of the year; there will be extra messes to clean up, which takes time; etc.) are outweighed by the kids' delight.
At least there is no glitter.