It’s been awhile since I last updated, time for a lot of photos!
First, the 5th graders have been creating illuminated letters. First they had a lesson in typography, deciding how to add style to their bubble letter. They also had to decide whether to make a serif font or a san serif font…very technical. After seeing some images of medieval illuminations, the students added “gold leaf” to their letters. This medieval lesson also gave me the opportunity to share some photos from my summertime trip to Germany: torture devices from the Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum, in Rothenburg. Finally, the rest of the illumination had to be a bit of a self portrait, with hobbies or interests filling in the rest of the composition.