Reece's 4th grade California Mission project is officially behind us.
Three down, one to go.
The history of the missions, and the accompanying report and projects, are a huge part of the California 4th grade curriculum. Thankfully, the students now do the bulk of this unit in class, liberating me from the sugar cube architecture and outlandish projects of the Justin and Kendra era. (I recall a trip to Kendra's mission that involved me toting video equipment while she played roving reporter circa 1769...in the pouring rain.)
Here is Reece, with his painted tile of Mission San Diego Alcala.
Sidenote: That is supposed to be a cross on the top, but the brush he was using was rather thick. When Taite saw it, she said, "You did a good job on Texas". I spent about three seconds marveling smugly over my kindergartner's advanced cognitive ability to recognize the shape of Texas. Then she informed me she garnered that bit of knowledge from Spongebob, and my exalted parenting status plummeted back to its previous level.