Monday, October 5, 2009

The Body Book--Finally!

When I saw this included in our Rome to Reformation package I was so excited...
for me to do it!

Today was the first day it was listed in our teacher's manual.
I, however, have been doing models for a few weeks in order to stay ahead so the kids have a finished model to look at as they make their copies.

I just wanted to share some of the things that have made model making easier for me.


The usual things like colored pencils, scissors, glue stick and tape--

I also found bone folders to be very handy--

As well as an exact-o knife and ruler--

The ruler pictured is acrylic but I will be using my metal one in the future.

What to do:

We first talked about the subject of the day which was "senses" for us.

Then I had the kiddos start coloring their copy of the model--

Definitely best to do all the coloring before you start cutting and pasting.

Once all the coloring is done I had them cut out the pieces they would need
(these are all outlined with a solid black line)

While they were coloring and cutting I was preparing the other part of the model...
the "flappy part."

I might have them do this part on other models but because this was the first one and there was a lot of cutting, I decided to do this part for them.

Using the bone folder first, I scored all the dashed lines which indicate that line is to be folded.

Then using the ruler and the exact-o I cut the solid lines so the flap could open--

Here are side views of mine so you can see what they'll look like when they are all done--

The kids continued to work on their parts and once everything was cut out they glued the pieces to the appropriate spot--

Here is Kurt's after he finished gluing...

and Brigitta's

and mine! Hee hee

Next we laid the "face"/ "flappy" part over it and taped it together at the top--

Ta-dah! Now our models have flaps that open to reveal what the body part looks like on the inside--

I thought Kurt's model looked very "realistic," don't you? :)



Scrapingirl said...

That is sooo cool. My kids are gonna love to do that.

Michelle said...

That is really cool! I like it!

Abby said...

I love CtG. We are having so much fun. I have to admit I am anxious (in a good way) about RtR. Why? I'm excited about studying the human body! I love MFW!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oooo... What a FUN project!!! I am so impressed.

ROFL at that last picture-- VERY realistic! :snort:

Pastor Shane Sterk said...

may I ask if you used regular paper for body model or a heavier weight paper? I am getting ready to make copies so that I will be better prepared when we start school again. Thanks. Love your blog!! so helpful. I wish there were others like yours! :)

Pastor Shane Sterk said...

by the way, my name is wendy who is posting question not my husband, shane. Thanks.

The Director said...

Hi Wendy, I used a cardstock weight and was glad I did :)
Have fun!!

The Director said...

Oh. dear. I, Lainie, posted that--not my daughter!

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