Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Finding Our Marbles

Today in homeschool: circles, spheres,  and a Washington Post KidsPost article ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/marbles-is-a-hit-with-maryland-twins/2013/05/13/47d7fd1a-b47b-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story.html ) about a marbles tournament!

We talked about the history of marbles, including the clay marbles children played with in Old Salem, and dug a hole to the clay layer in our own backyard.

We shaped our own marbles out of Sculpey, baked them, then used a piece of chalk and a piece of yarn the length of the radius to draw the circumference of a regulation marbles court. Finally we played a game ourselves. (I'm not very good at it. Shocker.)

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