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my son's School project for halfterm is to make a Roman amphitheater!

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I just emptied his homework bag to get him to make a start on it and found a letter saying that the entire class have to make a Roman amphitheater using household materials like loo rolls, newspapers,…
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
I just emptied his homework bag to get him to make a start on it and found a letter saying that the entire class have to make a Roman amphitheater using household materials like loo rolls, newspapers,boxes, I recycle all this so anyone know where i can get empty loo rolls..lol
so hes got this and maths,language, gramma, english, spellings & welsh! so much for a break then!
hes 8 not 18 ! poor lad looked lost when i showed him. He did ask the teacher how big did they want it and she said a crisp box made round will be OK??
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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suspended#1
god thats harsh for a weeks work, all my DD bought home was her reading book (shes nearly 8)
#2
My son is 8
his homework for half term is to use the internet!
he has to look up amelia earhart and the name of a ghost of a princess that lives in a castle!
#3
awww I used to love school projects like this.....and I guess still do....I think I turn into some kinda obsessive competetive person and have to make the best....would be researching the 'best' ampitheatre then making a complete copy....with a full script for the kid to read on how 'he made it' :p
#4
Crikey thats a lotta work for an 8 yr old..............xx
#5
vinylandtrinkets
to be fair to him he's just done the Math & spellings now he's helping me look for a plan of one online..lol


bless him it just needs to be a big round thing with benches so it'll look like steps going down....

plaster of paris would do it, but you'll need to make it into a circle somehow?

A pudding bowl? x
#6
vinylandtrinkets
to be fair to him he's just done the Math & spellings now he's helping me look for a plan of one online..lol

your never going to believe this he only wants to build one out of flaming LEGO! not on his life..lol


well Lego is creative thinking, let him have a go at it!!
#7
vinylandtrinkets
he's gone to get the lego..lol plaster hmmm i wonder if it would be strong enough


the lego will keep him happy for a while at least.... god knows how hes gonna get it round.......lol
#8
vinylandtrinkets
LOL cool you wanna make mine?? just kidding. i have no idea where to start, we have a few Roman books best dig them out and start building

yey!!!!!!!!! lol although I suppose my time would be better spent hunting for a proper job :x
ClarityofMind
Crikey thats a lotta work for an 8 yr old..............xx

just makes me feel sorry for the kids that dont have parents/guardians to help with tasks like this....sometimes teachers seem to forget the this...
vinylandtrinkets
to be fair to him he's just done the Math & spellings now he's helping me look for a plan of one online..lol

your never going to believe this he only wants to build one out of flaming LEGO! not on his life..lol


why not let him make the outside out of lego? that way he has something to do while you (both) find plans for the inside....plus you can paper mache (sp) lego cant you? so it could actually make a good base :)


obviously take it to pieces after and wash the lego lol
#9
lil_tiger
yey!!!!!!!!! lol although I suppose my time would be better spent hunting for a proper job :x

just makes me feel sorry for the kids that dont have parents/guardians to help with tasks like this....sometimes teachers seem to forget the this...


why not let him make the outside out of lego? that way he has something to do while you (both) find plans for the inside....plus you can paper mache (sp) lego cant you? so it could actually make a good base :)


obviously take it to pieces after and wash the lego lol


Contact me if you ever want a babysitting job..........lol
#10
ClarityofMind
Contact me if you ever want a babysitting job..........lol


lol bit too far to travel I think!;-)
#11
lil_tiger
lol bit too far to travel I think!;-)


If you're good I'll offer room and board too.......lol
#12
vinylandtrinkets
yes its a good idea but i have no idea how he's gonna make it round..lol
teachers dont think that some parents work full time and probably wouldn't have time for this .
hes found a huge packet of lolly sticks so that might be the seats..lol he's running round like a fool bless him. He is quiet excited about this project


awww he sounds so lovely :)
#13
vinylandtrinkets
he's a pain in the bum!..lol no he is a lovely child just has his moments like they all do


They're great at eight lol usually!

Bet he's having fun with the lego :) xx
#14
lol @ you picking up the lego... I had to do that earlier.... lol
#15
vinylandtrinkets
did you lose your job hun? im sorry, fingers crossed you find one soon

yes its a good idea but i have no idea how he's gonna make it round..lol
teachers dont think that some parents work full time and probably wouldn't have time for this .
hes found a huge packet of lolly sticks so that might be the seats..lol he's running round like a fool bless him. He is quiet excited about this project


Nah I havent had a job to begin with...not fulltime anyways....im 21 so school, 6th form, uni, graduate in a couple of weeks...and I cant find a job :x seriously sucks but I have lovely parents that will support me always so it isnt a major problem, I see the people who have committments (dependant family, mortgage, credit cards etc) and just think how lucky I am that I didnt graduate a couple of years earlier and get myself in the state some people are now :roll:
awww its cute that hes excited :) im sure youll have loadsa fun..Ill have a think this aft and if I think of anything Ill let you know...*thinkin*
#16
I bet he won't be saying 'I'm bored' this half term with all that homework hanging over his head.
I had a look on google and there is this lego colliseum which would look right without the bottom tier, if you only had all the pieces
http://lego-creations.com/tagged/ancient_themed!!


Good luck with the job hunting lil-tiger.:thumbsup:
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chesso
I bet he won't be saying 'I'm bored' this half term with all that homework hanging over his head.
I had a look on google and there is this lego colliseum which would look right without the bottom tier, if you only had all the pieces
http://lego-creations.com/tagged/ancient_themed!!


Good luck with the job hunting lil-tiger.:thumbsup:


Just to add, if you click the link at the bottom of the page (http://www.thereverend.com/lego/colosseum.html), there are a number of pictures of the Colosseum from different angles so you should be able to work out what pieces are needed and how it fits together.

Now I want to make one...
#18
We_Are_138
Just to add, if you click the link at the bottom of the page (http://www.thereverend.com/lego/colosseum.html), there are a number of pictures of the Colosseum from different angles so you should be able to work out what pieces are needed and how it fits together.

Now I want to make one...


:-D Ours is all in the attic in great big boxes; I'll bookmark this for when the grandkids are finally produced.:thumbsup:
#19
Just had a thought ( I'm not at all artistic, I'm afraid :roll: ) - carve a pumpkin & put it in a box on which the exterior of the theatre has been drawn?? :-D
#20
chesso
Just had a thought ( I'm not at all artistic, I'm afraid :roll: ) - carve a pumpkin & put it in a box on which the exterior of the theatre has been drawn?? :-D


lol I had that thought earlier...but then thought it would need to be made in advance so could smell by the time he takes it to school...lol
#21
vinylandtrinkets
ive just been up the attic and got all his crafty stuff we used last year, boxes, paper plates, little tube thingys no idea where they came from, paint everything you need to make one ( i hope) and he tells me i'll start it with dad tomorrow! kids!


then when him n dad mess up....itll be mum to the rescue :p
#22
haha - artistic people would know about the smell.;-)
:oops:

They must have plenty of space to spare if they keep the projects for half a term.

Little tubey things etc.it is then!!
Dad=construction; mum =inspiration.:-D

The spare is a good idea.
#23
how about some air drying clay? could have great fun (and mess) with that!, it will easily mould and shape and can be painted when dry.
#24
kt21
how about some air drying clay? could have great fun (and mess) with that!, it will easily mould and shape and can be painted when dry.


ooohh sounds great :) xxx

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