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Are mask came out as AMAZING as are marionettes and maybe are robots and brigs.;)
You’re RIGHT about our masks AND marionettes looking FABULOUS! We can’t wait to see all the robots, bridges and other structures that will be coming in over the next few weeks! We should do a post about our marionettes, now that they are all dressed and hanging out in the library with Mrs. Hall!
Thank you for leaving such a great comment on the blog, Haya!
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WOW, these masks turned out amazing you have such creative minds this year Mrs. Renton. By the looks of it the best part is probably molding the clay and doing the designs, and Haya agrees with me. Recently I did soapstone art, we actually used soapstone instead of bath soap. Since soapstone has a lot of talc in it it is easy to mold (talc is number one on the list how easy it breaks, diamond is 10) we used special tools and someone came in and taught us. Now that’s a reason to look forward to grade five. 😉 Once again you grade threes have done awesome artwork!
Thank you for your juicy comment! We really appreciated all the wonderful compliments you gave us! Many of us really enjoyed molding the clay and carving the designs … but … many of us also really enjoyed painting our masks more! This year, Connie let us decide if we wanted to put jewelry on the masks! Each year she switches it up a bit!
We are intrigued to hear about what you carved out of soapstone. We enjoyed hearing all about your soapstone adventure … and we LOVE how you told us more about Rocks and Minerals because that has been one of our FAVOURITE inquiries this year! We knew about the Mohs Hardness Scale and it’s nice to hear you talking about it not just in Grade Three Rocks and Minerals! We sure hope we get to do this when WE are in Grade Five!
No problem I loved looking through all the amazing artwork the grade threes made. I created a beaver since that’s Canada’s national animal and it was really important back then, (it was important because of the fur trading, people would kill beaver’s and use the hide for clothing, possibly rugs I think hats too). Anyways we got a beaver shape from the rock which was made by a machine, but it was really jagged and not as life like so we used tools to smooth out the side then we used different types of sand paper to smooth everything out we then carved designs into the rock, like eyes, tail etc. So that is what the soapstone thing was all about. 🙂
Thank you for the detailed information about soapstone carving and beavers! Most of us had never heard of the Fur Trade before! We googled it to discover when it occurred … between the 1600s and the 1800s! Most of us have been to Heritage Park, but we’ve never really paid huge attention to the dates! We wonder what tools you used to carve your soapstone. We also wonder if you would let Haya bring your soapstone beaver to school one day … we would LOVE to check it out and we would PROMISE to be respectful and gentle with it so that she can return it to you in one piece. It sounds like a very fun activity. We hope we get to do it in Grade Five!
Our writing is AMAZING with all the facts. Maybe we can make an owl and owlet post. I bet it would be great too! What do you think? 🙂