Homespun Homeschool Week #9

Week 9 of Homeschool: We made a Japanese collage kimono, learned how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on our tin whistle, wrote haikus, made more pop-ups, observed flowers on our bean plant and transplanted it to the yard, had fun playing with color, mirrors and light, sang on our first recording session for mommy’s song “Days,” made a Japanese kite, and wrote out the right hand to Fur Elise!

 

 

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #8

Week 8 of homeschool: we made a Tang Dynasty pop-up palace, checked the progress of our bean plant, made block print wrapping paper like the ancient Chinese, drew impossible squares, made Van Gogh pop-up art, created an impressionistic landscape from last week’s thumbnail study, made a rainbow with water, sunlight and a mirror, wrote poems about our Solar System… and then made some more pop ups!

Homespun Homeschool Week #7

Week 7 of homeschool: we took a tour of our solar system, posted Martin Luther’s 95 theses of the Protestant Reformation, read (& wrote) Robert Frost poetry, experimented with litmus paper to find acids & bases, did thumbnail studies of impressionistic landscapes, looked at hail up close, and assembled a puzzle of a Monet painting!

Homespun Homeschool Week #5

Week 5 of homeschool: we did fingerprint art, wrote a character-story about a shy opera singer, saw cuttlefish, penguins and much more at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, tested rates at which various liquids freeze, learned about France then went to a French patisserie, made abstract puddle art, spotted otters, starfish and hermit crabs in the wild, made historical pop-up pages and saw California Historical Landmark # 1!

Homespun Homeschool Week #4

Week 4 of homeschool: we wrote our own Code of Justinian, did a scavenger hunt in the Sequoias, read The Wind in the Willows, reimagined a Joan Miro painting (with an impromptu art lesson from Grampy) learned about clefs, sharps and flats, transposed Antonio Dvorak’s Symphony #9 to solfege (Field did it completely by himself), and made a clay cheetah!

Homespun Homeschool Week #2

Great second week of school! We made a Celtic double-sided ax, wrote a story about a parachuter, grew shoots and roots from dried beans, simulated the rings of Saturn, created art from complimentary colors and our chrysalis hatched into a beautiful fritillary butterfly!