Friday, July 25, 2014

The Ancient Maya, a history project

Before our mid-year break,
Lu had two weeks to focus on a history project
about the Ancient Maya.

At least once a year,
Lu works on an independent project
that involves research, a deadline, and a presentation.

I only helped with the final editing,
and double checking historical dates.

Lu planned out his project with a timeline
and checklists, and worked several hours a day,
with short breaks in between

for puppy time

and guitar practice.
Once he was done with the research,
he printed and organized his information and images.

It's hard for me to not get involved sometimes,
so I left him at the stationary shop with generous funding,
to choose his materials. 

And then came the putting-together part!

I was only allowed in the room to take some pics.

But after this one, 
I was informed that it was the last time I could come in 
until he was ready to give his presentation.

On the Friday before our break (the deadline)
Lu was finished with his project at 8:30pm.

Throughout the project, Lu mentioned several times
how "professional" this kind of work made him feel,
and that he really enjoyed it :)

Great job, Lu!!!

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Now we're on a three-week break,
just chillin' with friends and taking it easy
after six months of hard work and loads of learning.


1 comment:

  1. WOW! He did a fantastic job! I'm so impressed that he did it all on his own, too! (I love that you were only allowed in the room to take pictures--sounds like my kids when they feel I'm hovering too much!)

    We take puppy breaks and guitar breaks around here, too!