Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Fun

We did something different in school today: an entire day devoted to pumpkin fun. We had a blast! Here are some pics from our pumpkin activities that we enjoyed. We also had fun tasting pumpkin and reading Five Little Pumpkins to Baby Girl.
Baby Girl weighs her pumpkin

Our pumpkin activity sheets

Measuring the circumference of Bug's pumpkin

Checking to see if our pumpkins sink or float

Glyph key (I got this idea here.)

Glyphs done by Baby Girl, Bug, & Doodles--look at the key posted in the previous picture, can you guess the identity of these "pumpkins?"

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Autumn Nature Study

We've been enjoying nice weather this week...perfect for an early autumn nature study. We took a walk, collected leaves, sketched some nature, and then did leaf rubbings.

Our Nature Buddy! Doodles was in love with him, as you'll see in her sketch posted on down the page. 

Bug's sketch of autumn leaves and a flower
My sketch of autumn leaves collected on our nature walk


Doodle's sketch of our nature walk

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tea Time

The original by Van Gogh

I've shared my inspiration for our weekly "Tea Time" before, but I just wanted to reshare it in this post. :)
This week we looked at a painting by Van Gogh titled: "Wheat Field Under Threatening Skies." Then Doodles, Bug, and I all tried our hand at repainting this masterpiece. We had a wonderful time with this project. I was fascinated by the fact that each of us noticed different things in this painting as we discussed it and prepared to paint our own version of it, as well as all starting at different points. For example, I started with the middle of the field, Doodles started at the left side of the field, and Bug started with the sky. This was really a natural, relaxed, and fun way to learn about art.

Bug's painting

Doodles' painting

My painting

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