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Home School Life Journal
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Iditarod Studies

Since the Iditarod is in Alaska, we have been studying about the native Eskimos of Alaska. We learned about how real igloos are made.
We decided to try our hand at building some of our own. Katie whipped up a batch of snow...er.....royal icing...and we placed our blocks of ice....er....mini-marshmellows together using the snow to hold them in place. We couldn't get them to go at an angle like they really are made, but we had a lot of fun making them.




Continuing to learn about the native peoples of Alaska, we looked at the unique and beautiful works of art of the Inuit. You can see some too by going to the Inuit Art Museum online. You can even look at it in either English or in the Inuit language!
http://www.inuitfinearts.com/kulik/
After looking at them, we created some of our own carvings out of Ivory...soap that is.

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