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Sunday, September 21, 2008


Caiden's 5th grade Science class had a project to do. Each student had to find a rock of his or her choice. The students were then told to transform these rocks into "Pet Rocks" Their rock must be an animal. These Students were asked to use their imagination in creating this pet rock and to find a name for it.
This was a very fun project! What was even more special was that Caiden was out sick the whole week and I got to really spend one-on-one time with him and we worked on it a little bit each day. Being that he was sick, we did what ONLY he felt like doing. We didn't push it, we took our time.
We took a simple BIG rock, and 1st of all spray painted it white. Then, we took a glue gun and glued several pieces of fabric to it. We added some eyes, a nose, a tail. I used tops of of hairspray bottles for the legs. We spray painted them white as well. Then we glued brown fur on these tops.
We used a little dog tail to complete the project! Then, we glued little ears on him. THEN, to top it off, we used a Harley Davision cap from his Build-A-Bear on our little animal! It turned out to be soo cute! Caiden was so happy at his little puppy rock ! He named him "Sparky" He was graded on it Friday. Being he was sick, I dropped it off Friday morning for all his classmates to see. His classmates all did a wonderful job creating them!


AudreyO said...

Wow, he did a great job. There is no way I wouldn't known that was a rock if you hadn't told me.

Danielle said...

LOL Hard to believe, I know. I guess I should have taken a picture of the rock! It was a BIG rock too. Mine and Caiden's hands are all eat up with glue from the hot glue gun! It took us all week to finish it! Thanks Audrey for all your comments!!

Dorsey said...

That's fantastic! Why don't we ever get fun projects like that? Ha!

We just made our son do a science fair project on the best way to get rid of crabgrass (since he wouldn't decide on ANYTHING himself!).

Anonymous said...

How cool! That was a rock?! Very cool and crafty!! What a neat idea! Great job mom and Caiden!