Thursday, October 29, 2009

C is for Clown

The Clown of God by Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite stories. This story of an old juggler who offers the only gift he has to the Christ child makes my eyes water every time. The illustrations are beautiful and the kids always want to paint heir faces like clowns and try to juggle.

So last week as I was trying to help Kelsey learn the letter C, I pulled out my favorite story and some face paint.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Cool Webs

We ran across this garden spider at a friend's house recently.

Here's her web.

THE coolest web ever! The boys made this web with yarn, following the directions in Exploring Creation with Zoology 3.

The boys even put spiders made of marshmallows and Chinese noodles in their web.

Many thanks to Melanie for organizing a great lesson on spiders.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cool Web

Look at the cool web we found on the patio yesterday.

So this web was hanging out over the patio. We had Alex (because he is tall) stand on a chair and hold a piece of cardboard behind the web. Then I had to stand in a chair to take the picture. We were amazed by the raindrops hanging on to the web.

Here it is in Black and white:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays

Yesterday was rainy and Monday, but we survived. Books about spiders, balloons to play with, and cartoons to draw helped make for a delightful day despite the dreary mood.

Thanks to ClickSchooling, we found this great website with free online videos that demonstrate how to draw cartoon type characters.

Jonathan's drawing

And yes, I even made an attempt.