A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Our Week

This week went by quickly!  We're seeing signs of SPRING here already.  The trees are budding and blooming, daffodils are popping up.  Such a mild winter!  It's warm enough to skip the fleece jacket when I do afternoon school pickup.  Looking forward to good park weather!  

In history, we've made it through the Barbarians, Charlemagne, the Celts, Saint Patrick, and Vikings.

Miss Hannah is still working her way through the Art Projects book.

In Home Art Studio, we did 2 projects this week!

The first one was based on Humpty Dumpty, and involved masking tape and bristol board.

And SALT!  Salted watercolor produces neat effects.

I just love all the vibrant color in this project.

The tape peeled up easily after the paint was dry, and we were left with works like these:

See how neat the texture is with the salt?

I have to say, I'm really enjoying how easy Home Art Studio makes it for us to do art each week.  Watch the DVD, do the project.

Katie Bug was playing with the pouch lids and wanted me to get a picture of this.

In addition to colors, and matching, we're working on patterns and counting and copying.

I thought Luke might be interested in the bright colors, but he just rubbed the carpet and never actually touched the pouch lids.

Eli has been building with K'nex the last several days.  I really like the turtle!

I like that he'll build something according to the directions... and then modify it to make it more his own.  He's made several improvements to most of his vehicles.

Our second project with Home Art Studio was inspired by The Princess and the Pea.

It was a resist project.  The kids drew beds, then traced over them with glue.  (Eli chose green glue from our window clings a while back.)

The next day, after the glue was dry, they painted their projects.

I like that even though they're all doing the same project, each piece turns out so differently.

This week, we learn about castles and knights and the medieval church and the pope.  Should be fascinating!

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  1. what a creative and busy week...they all look so proud of their work.