Language Arts – Adventures of Isabel

We did a really fun language arts lesson. After reading Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash, the kids wrote their own stanzas using the same form. Although geared toward a 3rd grader, it’s always good practice to write, especially following certain criteria, so I had K do the lesson as well.  K loved it and had…

Royal Pooch Lesson

First Deep Space Sparkle lesson

After jumping in with both feet and concentrating on some “grown up” art subjects last week, E was ready for some “fun stuff!” So today we did our first lesson from Deep Space Sparkle, called Royal Pooches. This is an amazing website and her lesson plans are fantastic! Very well layed out and easy to…

Identifying the Vanishing Point

Ringling Museum of Art

We had a great time visiting the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. I made the rookie mistake of making our first homeschooling field trip to a “boring” museum. But the kids really enjoyed it in spite of themselves. They were the only children there! But that didn’t stop us from exploring and learning. We…

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Arthur Dove inspired journals

We created Arthur Dove inspired journal covers for our trip to the Ringling Art Museum today. The museum is featuring Modern American Artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and Norman Rockwell. We’ll be doing a fun Norman Rockwell project next week so stay tuned. I will be posting our lessons as soon as I have…

Georgia O'Keefe lesson

Georgia O’Keeffe

We had a tremendous first, official day of the new school year. We did Math, Language Arts, Latin, and History. We also did a great art lesson on Georgia O’Keeffe. We are studying the Modern American artists in preparation for our field trip this Friday to the Ringling Museum of Art. They are featuring Modern…