This morning the girls played outside in the nice weather. After a little while, I had them come in to label their “teacher” gifts, which also doubled as handwriting practice. Between Sunday school, tutorial, dance, and drums, they have a lot of different teachers–and they had a lot of writing to do!
In the afternoon we went to our first homeschool library hour at our small neighborhood library. This is not the same as the big fancy downtown library, but it is just down the road and Mr. Andrew is so great with the kiddos. He read the children’s book Mousterpiece, which introduces artists like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, and then turned the kids loose to create their own masterpieces.
At the start of the reading, I wondered if it was all going to be a little “too young” for my girls. I can’t remember the last time they got to finger paint. I just kind of figured they would have outgrown it (obviously I’m not artsy/craftsy), but they loved every second. I also remembered reading this article about how children who are involved in the arts (painting, music, etc.) are more likely to become entrepreneurs. I’ll have to keep this in mind the next time the girls ask me to break out the paint at home!
Mr. Andrew had these super cool color shakers for demonstrating color combinations. Red and yellow make orange, blue and yellow make green, and when you set them back down, the colors separate again.
After Library Hour, we went to Shelby Nature Play and spent some good time building in the dirt.
Subjects covered today: Art, Nature