Watercolor

Painting has been an activity we have been enjoying fairly consistently for the last month.

Our favorite project comes out of a book by Thomas Wildgruber

We have been working through the first grade curriculum. We are leaning a lot about complimentary colors.

It is taught in a way that all my kids can participate.

Clay modeling

We have been using clay modeling (plasticine) to help illustrate fairy tales we are learning.

This week, we have been learning the Golden Goose, Grimm’s.

We also spent some time acting out the story. Which was a good way to learn the details. Tomorrow, each of the older kids will take a turn narrating the story to me, while I type it out.

Then we will add it to our fairy tale collection.

Co writing a book

#homeschool mom payday

They decided to write and illustrate a silly story together after putting the finishing another wonderful writing project. They were so inspired by hearing me read their own stories, they wanted to write more… don’t you wish as adults we could inspire ourselves like that?

Raw wool washing

We just had a great adventure this morning.  We washed our first ever lamb’s wool.  The kids have been knitting a lot, and really wanted to know where the wool came from… so we will be learning more and more about wool.

Our raw wool had bits, manure and hay galore.    We filled a huge soup pot with boiling water and dish soap, then added our dirty wool.

I watched a few online tutorials about how exactly to wash it while the kids were asleep, main point do not shake or stir, just push up and down with a ladle.

We dumped it out into a strainer and repeated many many many times.

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Eventually we got clean ish wool.  Which we put on a mesh strainer to dry.

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Next we will learn how to card our wool.

 

These projects are all from the wonderful Christopherus curriculum.