We don’t choose themes–they choose us. Several things have come together this week leaving us with a flock of handmade birds.
First, we have started going to a Charlotte Mason homeschool group that is a terrific addition to our laid back waldorf-y style education; (very liberal arts friendly). The group meets every other week & there are loads of kids of all ages there. This is great for Naomi who thrives on the influence of well-behaved older children. (not saints, mind you, maybe just a little more mature). Anyhow, we learn traditional songs, study a major artist for a session, study & draw/paint different subjects, read poetry, etc. The first week we studied chickens–learned all about eggs, laying, life-cycle & someone even brought a hen to class–so neat!
The artist we’re covering for this session is John J. Audobon, therefore birds. Most recently we learned about the cardinal.
Next week, the robin.
Several weeks ago we bought a Martha Stewart kit from Big Lots for $2. It’s just pom-poms, felt scraps & a few pipe cleaners, but seemed like a simple thing for Naomi & I to do together. Well, I’m glad I did it because it came in handy & really flowed right in with the group study. Perhaps she’ll want to bring her little Robin in to show next time.