Olivia is almost done with her studies for today and it's 9 in the morning. Of course, the rest of the day, will be filled with learning in a way that only she can determine, discovering something in our backyard, perhaps? I think that unstructured time should be highly valued, as one should spend time doing what they love...Here, Olivia is making an abstract drawing of an animal, her assignment was to find a realistic image in a magazine of an animal and draw it, using shapes to make it abstract. We looked at John James Audubon's realistic animal illustrations vs. Paul Klee's abstract animal drawings (his cat on the cover of this book, above, the Come Look With Me art books are excellent for children, by the way, with questions about the work that get you thinking).Hannah working on her self-portrait that she started last week. See the little square mirror? How many of YOU have done a self-portrait? It is not an easy task.
She has been working on math, also mainly multiplication tables...she still struggles with the 7, 8 and 9...And what do I do? Now that I'm not working at the pre-school, I'm happily doodling and painting...watercolours, animals on bicycles and such (see my etsy site), while Hannah and Olivia complete their school work.
The No-Nagging Chore System - Over the years I have shared various chore systems that I use with my kids. We all want more help, right? We also want our kids to learn basic living ski...
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