Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The study of Noah, the Ark, and the Convanent

This has been a fun week long lesson on Noah and his story. The kids really enjoyed it.

For the art section though, I changed it up a bit. They were having a real problem with the large Main Lesson Books. They felt like it was just too much to draw. Their drawings, in turn, would get messy and their writing huge and sloppy. I decided that one sheet, folded in half, was plenty for them to do the entire lesson on and all of a sudden, their work became beautiful again. Detailed, and obviously thoughtful. It was a great discovery. I plan on doing many more of their MLB lessons this way.

First up, Cyan:


And me:



Michelle said...

Ohhhhh, how lovely! Wow!

Sybille said...

What a beautiful and lovely work you did!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is great . I really enjoy all the homeschooling ideas. I am wondering what you use for a curriculum . Dianne

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Hi Dianne! I use Live Education this year. I have enjoyed the ideas and the background material that is included, but I am really having a hard time with the set up of the curriculum. The writer has tons of great information, but often will refer to other books, or sections of the same book, without pages, or proper titles so there is no way to find the place where the information is without reading the ENTIRE thing. For this reason, I will not be getting this curriculum next year. I will be moving on with EarthSchoolings Unit Studies and trying them out. Then, of course, I will review them as well. :)



Mama Goose said...

I like your thoughts on doing one MLB page for the whole lesson, and the effect that it had on their work. I may give that a try, since we now have PS work, and afterschooling stuff that I would really like to give them as a more fulfilling enrichment.