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This week Elliot and I explored aviation some more with @harborandsprout, had a few art lessons, and of course our nature study. We are almost done with this month’s theme and plan to focus on nocturnal animals next week which I’m super excited for. Here’s a rundown of the fun we had over the past few days.

Art Study: We learned about aerial perspective and viewing different angles of an object. For this, we looked at a painting by Yvonne Jacquette to help illustrate looking down from above. I thought Elliot did great at understanding this concept and as usual, I’m always proud of his drawing skills.

Aviation: We had a fun little study on hot air balloons. We read a cute story, learned about the parts and how it all works, and Elliot drew and designed his own.

Aviation/History: The Story of Amelia Earhart. We read about her life and how brave she was. Elliot completed his book report and gave the story 5 stars. The lesson she taught us was to follow your dreams, even if people say you can’t do something. She surely was an inspiration.

Nature Study: Evergreens for #enwcevergreenweek. Using @treehouse_schoolhouse resources we sang, read a poem, reviewed the life cycle, and discussed a painting by Van Gogh. We also sorted and measured with an activity from @greenurbancreative and did some pine cone journaling with @habitatschoolhouse. For a little art sesh Elliot also painted with a pine brush and explored texture.

Open Books:
+ Look! Seeing the Light in Art
+ Flying Machine, Eyewitness Books
+ Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds by Smithsonian