Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Drawing the Mayflower and Thanksgiving Books

While reading our Thanksgiving stories, we of course hear about The Mayflower.  Last year, we built the Mayflower and that was a big hit, but I wanted something a little different this year.  I am trying to incorporate more art into our homeschool, so when I came across this Mayflower Ship drawing tutorial, I thought we would give it a try.




The lesson is tagged for 3rd-5th graders, and I'm not going to lie; it was a little difficult and frustrating for Iron Man (5) at first, because he wanted it to look exactly the same as the tutorial.  However, I talked to him about how it is okay for our artwork to be different/unique and not just a copy of someone else's work.  After he was finished, he was very happy with it.


Literature
So onto our Thanksgiving Book Basket.  I had been slacking off over the summer and early fall in regards to keeping an updated book basket and reading good books to the boys, but it feels good to get back into a routine and they are asking for me to read to them more now too.

These are the themed books I have been reading aloud this week or will try to read to them next week.  We are travelling for Thanksgiving and staying in the other house, so although we won't be doing any "school" work, I plan to take a few books with us for the long car ride and bedtime stories.





8 comments:

  1. Hey, Brittney. Love your redesign! It looks great! I love that smile on Iron Man's face. You can see how proud he is of his picture. He did a great job!

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't sleep one night, so the blog got a face lift! He enjoyed drawing the Mayflower so much he decided to draw another boat...that morphed into a submarine! ;-)

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  2. Stopping by from EHM Blog Hop - he did a GREAT job drawing his own Mayflower! Very cute. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Bekah @SonshineTotSchool.blogspot.com

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  3. Wonderful job with the drawing and coloring! Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving themed book you like to read?

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    1. No, I can't say I have a true favorite. I just try to provide a variety of books from different perspectives!

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  4. What an amazing artist! I love his work! Thank you for sharing this post on Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing it on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page today.

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