While finishing up our S. American studies we made Animalitos. These are usually woven on looms...we made ours with paper. :)
We moved into Europe. We discussed some history. Annabelle finds the clothing particularly interesting. We made 'ruffs' which people used to wear around their necks (sometimes they were so big they needed extra long spoons to reach their mouths!)
In astronomy we picked up where we left of with the sun and learned about eclipses. This was a fun little activity we did to learn what an eclipse is.
this site to listen to the Spring section of his Four Seasons piece. I really like the site because it tells you what to think about during each movement, helpful when trying to explain it to a first grader. We will listen to one movement for the next few weeks.
In Art Appreciation we started learning about Renoir. Annabelle did a picture study of the Girl With a Watering Can.
We also used the Oxford First Book of Art and looked at the section of Mother and Child art pieces. In particular we looked at The Child's Bath by Mary Cassatt. Afterward we did the suggested activity. Annabelle painted a splashy watery picture.....
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