Our Spring Break was a week earlier than Jack's will be. We're winding down the "year" in our curriculum, so after the next two weeks, I'll be cobbling together random bits to get us through the rest of our 180 days. It's nice that we've worked really hard, and accomplished a lot! If we were going to be homeschooling again next year, I'd just start on Creation to the Greeks, the next year of My Father's World. But since the kids are headed back to school next year, I don't want to purchase the materials I'd need to do that for only 7 weeks.
This project was something different. The girls used glue over a very simple ocean scene, to make a raised picture. Then we wrapped the cardboard with foil, and used a q-tip to outline the glue bumps. The colors were added with Sharpie.
For some reason, Grumman spends more time on Katie's desk than on Hannah's. So I took this picture on Hannah's.
I'm fascinated at how different these faux tie dye paintings turned out! We used pan watercolors, and a wet on wet technique. Hannah used very little paint on her brush, and achieved a pastel look.
Since this week was Spring Break, we didn't do any math or scheduled learning, but we did do art, projects, and some St. Patrick's Day related things, such as acrostic poems, journaling, summarizing a reading passage, etc.
The good news is, we had some sunshine, so we could take pictures! The bad news is, there was sun while we were taking pictures. Sigh.
Sam got his driver's license yesterday! No grinning DMV picture, as he's about 6 years too old for that.
These didn't turn out as well as I had hoped they would. Shamrock watercolor paintings with gold paint marker accents.
And a lousy picture of Grumman. He snagged a pipe cleaner animal, and decided to combine two of his favorite things: Pipe cleaners, and shoe smell. I'd toss the pipe cleaner for him, and he'd bring it back to the shoes. If we could combine rattle, shoe smell and pipe cleaner, I think he'd be ecstatic.
I've been doing some thinking about what I want to do in the autumn when the kids head back to school, and I just completed the first training to be a volunteer ESL tutor through our library system. I'm not 100% sure this is the road I'm heading down, but I wanted to at least explore the option. I love books and literacy related causes, so this seems like a good fit. As Josiah pointed out, I'd be helping other people become productive members of society.