Each 9 weeks, Lexi's Science teacher gives the 5th graders an opportunity for extra credit. This extra credit project was to make an ornament, mostly from nature, to hang on the Science room Christmas tree. We talked about what she could make and I went around the street with her gathering supplies. She found a large pinecone, acorns, and red and black berries. I let her use the hot glue gun all by herself.
She glued the acorns all around in the pinecone. Then added berries all over it.
Here it is finished and ready to go to school (last week on that snowy Wednesday).
Here it is up close. We left the glue strands as icicles and you could add a ribbon for hanging. I thought she did a great job. She definitely ended up very glad that she did the project because that was the day she went back to school after being out sick. She had missed a Science test on Tuesday but we had the two study papers at home so I knew she would do fine on her make-up test. I told her to ask the teacher if that was all she should have studied and her teacher said there would be some questions out of the book (which we had not had at home) and she thought she would do fine. Well.........she didn't. She is still holding an A in that class and on her test she made a D.....eeeeeek!!!!! Lexi was able to use the ornament she made to bring her lowest score up to 100....YAY, it was definitely used on that score!! Thank goodness for extra credit!!!!!
Hope you are all having a great Wednesday! ♥
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