We continued our study of World Cultures by reading through Material World. It a fabulous book that lists various countries by continent listing facts PLUS shows how an average family from the country lives. It's fascinating and was eye opening for my children!
In our Non-co-op Co-op, the older kids learned about Paul Gauguin. First, they tried their hand at some techniques by making a thatched hut and palm trees.
The younger kids learned about Frida Kahlo. Severely injured in a bus accident, Frida overcame numerous surgeries and a lifetime of pain to create colorful, vibrant paintings. Some of which were done while she was bedridden - with her painting pictures directly overhead while lying on her back!
In this exercise, the kiddos were shown a variety of fruit. They were to pick several and incorporate them into a vibrant, original picture, plus try their hand at shading.
|My daughter's unique 'fruit' interpretation. A tropical bird in an orange tree.|
My horse-crazed 9 year old and my veterinarian-in-training 11 year old are blessed to participate in Pony Camp where they learn horse care, safety and anatomy over the coming year.
And, I'm very excited to report my oldest has almost finished his first semester of Teen Coder and is working on the short video of his final project. Review to follow shortly!