Something that lives a long time…

This was a fun Sketch Tuesday assignment!  We learned a lot about whales with our Apologia Zoology II curriculum, and had a great review with our recent read-aloud Seabird, and our study of the South Atlantic.  Somewhere in all the books, study and videos we remembered that whales live a long time!  Grace decided to sketch the Bowhead Whale, which does not migrate to the South Atlantic like other species, but stays up in the Arctic regions.  We found information on Ask.com which quoted a Wikipedia report describing a bowhead whale specimen caught off of the coast of Alaska, found with “the head of … Continue reading Something that lives a long time…

Sketch something purple…

One of my favorite Charlotte Mason Homeschool Bloggers is Nadine at Practical Pages.   She posts encouragement, tips, notebooking pages and lots of wonderful ideas for adding life to learning life through drama, art and music.  Just recently she posted some wonderful sketches that she and her children prepared to include in a link up called Sketch Tuesday.  Sketch Tuesday is put together by Barb at Harmony Art Mom.  Each week, Barb posts a “sketch prompt” and artists of all ages, styles and experience send in their sketches which Barb then posts for a Sketch Tuesday Art Exhibit on Flickr.  It’s not a competition, so there is no pressure!  Grace loves … Continue reading Sketch something purple…

Time is running out…a study in personification

Grace and I are feeling our way through the whole Language Arts thing.   We use Shurley English because of the excellent sentence graphing and organized approach to writing.   We enjoy the Sonlight Language Arts because of the creativity and variety in the assignments, and we’re using Wordly Wise for vocabulary building and test preparation.  Last summer we started Wordsmith Apprentice, and will pick it up and finish it off this summer. This past week the Sonlight Language Arts curriculum had a study on simile and personification.  After reviewing lots of neat examples and working on writing a few sentences of their own, the students are encouraged to draw an … Continue reading Time is running out…a study in personification

Art Class

While it is true that The Daughter is taking a wonderful Studio Art Class at Homeschool Plus, there is absolutely nothing like taking advantage of current events to provide enrichment to your child’s homeschooling experience.  Snow days are no exception! Here our student worked on an art project – a sculpture of a cat with a ball of yarn – using snow as her medium of expression!  Which is fancy homeschool talk for making a snow cat! Note:  There are absolutely no printables, no lapbooking or notebooking pages, or other resources attached. Continue reading Art Class