Layla worked her tail off this morning creating an animal and plant cell.
As a 5th grade project the kids had to make model cells. I took her to Hobby Lobby where she went crazy with ideas and picked out fun sparkly things to glue to Styrofoam. Layla reminded us that this was her project to do and that her teachers wanted her to do most all the work. I'm totally cool with that. Projects make me nervous, so Gary is usually the project parent and that is fine by me forever.
Layla did have to have Gary's help with the hot glue gun. Regular glue just wasn't sticking, so she told dad where to glue and when. I think they did a fabulous job and I just love Gary's patience! He burnt his fingers a time or two, but he had fun! The messiest part was definately sawing the styropham. Geeesh...that stuff was everywhere. Hayden used the spare parts for a cell project of his own. He created a fun monster of sorts to keep him busy while they worked and worked on Layla's creations. He doesn't get on Instagram much (Layla insisted he have his own account) but he posted his pictures on his Instagram page. I had to giggle at that!
The pictures don't do the cell project justice. It so bright and colorful and she made a great key to show and label each individual cell part. I think she did a great job and she had fun with it. I hope she gets a great grade! I'm pretty sure at this point in the school year so far science is Layla's favorite subject! I always liked science too!