This week, along with all of our usual routine of reading, writing, and math, we’ve been really focused on our history dioramas. We all have our shoeboxes ready to go and today we had fun making clay to go inside of them. We needed clay for pretend furniture, people, gardens, bricks, and all sorts of other object found in Colonial America trade shops. We used salt, flour and water in a 2:2:1 ratio. Later, as a class, we talked about percents and how to divide our giant heap of clay into parts of a whole so that each color we needed for our dioramas would be represented equally. It took a while for our colors to turn out the way each group wanted them to, but in the end, we were very successful. Next week, we’re going to be putting them all together. We will also be creating our own commercials that draw people in to buy our trade shop’s products or services.