We had a slight concern that we might have given our bug to some friends since we didn't know we were infected when we held class, but so far they seem to have escaped our flu, thank goodness! I canceled all extra curricular activities this week so every one could rest and hopefully not spread the germs any further to other people.
In Art MarioFan is learning about Renoir -- This lesson was done before we knew MarioFan was coming down with the flu...Luckily our friends did not catch the bug--it has been four days so we think they are safe-- we hope!
|Some books we looked at to learn about the artist and his work|
We also talked about how to change color for shading, tone and tint.
|I had the boys do a quick paint project showing them the difference and then a quick art lesson on how it works in paintings. I found this worksheet free on Teachers pay Teachers These ones I did prior to the art lesson to show as examples|
|each boy made a work sheet on one color|
|the boys version of the work|
Next we worked on a simple project making a desert scene to better enhance the understanding of this art concept. Again you can find many projects on the web this is one that I found and had the boys do.
|This is a dessert scene where the sky and ground are used to demonstrated the various values of the colors by the Tint and tone principals discuss above.|
|Boys version of the desert.|
|Renoir did a lot of reflections in his art work so this project was based on that concept|
|The kids created a water science using water colored crayons. after adding the water we quickly folded over the paper to press together to get the reflection|
|The boys were less than impressed with this project. Not one of the better ones from this program.|
In our science lesson we are learning about Evolution and Charles Darwin. Some of the resources we are using are pictured below.
|We plan to watch a few documentaries as we go along as well. I do have additional science texts to delve more into the meaty part of evolution.|
I have been working on another stain glass project, a guitar lamp. I bought an old 3/4 guitar from an music shop and an trying out a new project. Here is the progress so far. Still have a ways to go. Before my husband came down with the flu he was able to help me remove the top of the guitar.
|My husband used a jigsaw to cut the top of the guitar as I will be replacing that with glass|
|My husband will be adding LED lights to the inside of the guitar for me.|