Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I brought out the felt root children, along with Mother Earth, bedecked in pink and purple holding a purple crocus. A glass chicken on the left under the Flowering Quince branches, and the terrarium from our Creation project on the right, just behind a small figuring that my mom made of a mother and child. All of this is below a sweet Waldorf picture of a Spring Meadow with butterflies and gnomes swinging in the flowering trees. Sigh... I love Spring.
Spring is upon us.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sometimes it takes some research to teach the things we need to teach our children in homeschooling.
I am not a person who draws. But my kids are... I am more of the 'art history' type art buff. But in the last year, my children have started to really require me to show them how to use the techniques that they are being asked to use... so I have stepped up and am starting by teaching myself to draw with all the many mediums and techniques that I am requiring them to use in our schooling. I read through all of the sections of Live Education on drawing with different mediums, I have looked online for different techniques and new ways of looking at the materials.... and finally, I am getting the hang of drawing (after some serious mess-ups... of course).
These are some of my most recent pictures that will be examples for main lesson book drawings in the near future:
Noah's Ark in the stormy sea, in colored pencil.
Friday, March 19, 2010
We finished off the learning part of the zoo trip at the touch tanks. Logan asked all kinds of questions about the Sea Cucumber, which he loved to pet. We even got to see a Brittle Star flip it self back over from it's back... which was actually complicated and really cool!
Then we met friends for lunch and played for the rest of the afternoon.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
We have some pretty big lighting issues in the homeschool room. One side of the room is bathed in harsh sunlight, and the other side is dark. Really dark. So I softened the light on the door side with out taking a lot from the rest of the room with these thrifted curtains (that just so happen to be the same color as the wall!) mounted on sticks over the sliding glass door.
All in all, the new changes are working out well. And look really beautiful too!