#5th grade for #Alyssa means a whole year of projects on almost every subject she has. A week after submitting her complex Mekong Delta Diorama, she came home with another huge idea on how her #CHINA project will look like. As soon as she said polymer, lanterns and dragons, I was overwhelmed. Apparently, #3D is a big thing with these kids nowadays. Project making is like a competition to show who has a better idea – and Alyssa is a such a show off, that I can’t deny.
She, my 5th grader with the grandest ideas, truly indulges in her imagination. She is infectious with her creativity and obsession for minute details. I can’t help but take a snapshot of her as she walked towards her class proudly carrying her Chinese Cultural Presentation project featuring the #GreatWallOfChina made of #AirDryClay, #Hanfu costumes on #polymerclaymannequins, #ChineseTemple out of cardboard with its distinct architectural style, my perfected #ChineseCalligraphy😂 #ChineseFood (out of clay): #EggNoodles and #Dimsums, #ChineseHerbs and Spices and #PekingDuck or #BeijingRoastDuck. We also made a mini #ChineseFlag, a #Terracotta warrior, made fake #bamboos adorned with #ChineseLanterns and the famous #ChineseDragon used during #DragonDance Festival. #FifthGrade is so much Fun!!! #ChineseCulture #Trifold project
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SCHOOL #PROJECT SELECTION — She asked if she can do a report on China instead of the Philippines. Her reason: There is more things to make and, therefore, more things to show. So, we made it happen. From the fake bamboo to the #Chinese lanterns, mannequins dressed with traditional Chinese costumes, Chinese calligraphy to bought potteries, fake food and real spices, making a miniature temple and the Terracotta Warrior to visualizing a scale model of the Great Wall. This project was weeks in the making and a whole night of assembly.
In the morning when I dropped her off to school, I can see pride painted on her face. She knows she had this project made, and she was proud to show it off…