Monday, May 11, 2009

Crayons' Grade Two: Better Weather, Change of Pace

We're in the last few weeks of the school year, and I'm finding the school days are almost too short to reasonably pack in some of the things I'd like to do. Not so much cramming history or anything, so much as playing with some of our stuff, and making more time for things like "Gym Class" and "Art Class." And gingham embroidery, I guess that's "Domestic Studies." And trying out the Tintin Games Book Crayons got on a recent happy day in the Treehouse. (Hint, it involved candles.)

Gym Class, at the minute, means getting out badminton rackets (Crayons was given some small-sized ones last year) and plastic balls with holes in them (we use golf-practice balls), and seeing how many times we can bounce the balls on the rackets without losing control. (It's harder than it sounds!) I got the badminton idea from a thrift-shopped copy of Physical Education for Homeschoolers by L.S. McClaine.

Sometimes we throw a Frisbee back and forth too, but Mama Squirrel is notoriously bad at that.

Art Class recently has included a Van Gogh-inspired still life with oil pastels. We had no sunflowers but lots of dandelions, so that's what we drew. Crayons was also given a set of "opaque watercolours" and we'll work those in too.

Today's list of things to do: Two chapters from Pagoo, six pages from Mr. Pipes, a game from Family Math, reading My Librarian is a Camel, writing a letter, and some of the other creative stuff.

P.S. We finished Pilgrim's Progress last week!

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