Last week we study the Norman Rockwell lithograph – Rocket Ship with Everyday Easel. One of the suggested activities was to make a model rocket. Joshua and Hannah both had a great time creating their own interpretation of the project. I told them to get pictures of each other working and some of these were a lot of fun to see as well. They got so busy they forgot to get a picture of Hannah’s final product but thankfully I was able to take care of that the next day.
Every year we participate with our local Camp Fire Council in the Valentines for Vet’s program. The goal of this program is provide Valentines for patients in Veteran’s Hospitals all over the country. It is a way to honor those who have served.
This year because of Caleb’s involvement with National Camp Fire he needed to collect his own set of Valentines. They need to be mailed to Kansas City so they had to be done right away. There wasn’t time to get together with our local Camp Fire group so Hannah recruited the Kid’s Choir member’s last Wednesday.
She did a great job of explaining what was needed. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun created their works of art. It was fun to see all the different ways a simple heart shape could be decorated. The kids even gave up their outdoor play time to help out. When everyone was done the children had created 27 Valentines.
Once again Joshua and Hannah added color into their learning of the animals of Africa. I always enjoy seeing the work they do. I’ve noticed that even the when they use the Color and Fun book their coloring has improved with some of the techniques from the Drawing book.
I forgot to share this great picture Joshua did when we were studying the Grandma Moses’ picture Apple Butter Making. The assignment that we got from Schoolhouse Teachers was to draw a picture of something you do. This is the picture Joshua created. I love how he has the arm coming up behind the drawing pad and holding it up. He told me the pencil has two shadows to show it moved around.