Saturday, October 1, 2016
We just learned about the Gonzaga Cameo.
Another Great Cameo of France.
10 12 This is another cameo carving of a sardonyx stone.
It is 10 inches by 12 inches, and has three different layers of people.
It is twenty four different people in the sculpture, and it is a picture of famous Roman people.
(from: wikipedia - great cameo of france)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Simultaneous Windows on the City - Delaunay
Friday, September 30, 2016
We counted to 900 in Italian! Wow!
Let's learn how to say some things to drink.
water acqua - sounds like ah-koo-ah /?/
milk latte - sounds like lah-tay /?/
juice succo - sounds like soo-koh /?/
(from: wikipedia - Goethe Institute)
Wasser, Milch, Saft
To say it in Spanish?
agua, leche, jugo
To say it in French?
water eau - oh
milk lait - lay
juice jus - zh-oo
Thursday, September 29, 2016
We just learned about the Drawing Down.
Another way to work with the metal is called bending.
To bend the metal in a nice rounded shape, the blacksmith can use the horn of the anvil, use something called a bending fork into the hardy hole.
Then they hammer the metal to bend it.
(from: wikipedia - hardy tool)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Tornado
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
We just learned about the Black Headed Python.
Another snake is the Madagascar Tree Boa.
This is another snake that does not have venom, but attacks its prey by squishing it.
When these snakes are born they are bright red, but then turn green when they get older.
Some people think the young snakes are red so they can be protected by looking like flowers in the trees.
This snake is nocturnal, meaning it stays awake at night and hunts for food.
Even though they are called a tree boa, they usually just live on the ground.
(from: wikipedia - sanzinia madagascariensis)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Portuguese Water Dog
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
We just learned about the Tian Shan Mountains.
Another mountain range is the Kunlun Mountains in China.
There was an old legend of a paradise in these mountains, with a jade palace, an emperor and queen that had magical powers.
(from: wikipedia - kunlun mountains)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Washington D.C.