Tuesday, April 20, 2010
You Couldn't Do This In Public School
But First...Today we read some stories of the Greek Gods and Goddess' SW retold us the story he read about Arachne and Athena. He told it with great detail. Ko-Ko told us of Pandora and her box. She did very well. Considering she only learned to read in the past yer since I pulled her out (at age 8 in school she couldn't read at all). I am very impressed that she showed such good comprehension. Runner read about how the Greek gods came to be from Uranus to Cronos to Zeus. He is getting better at retelling but struggles with the idea of "in your own words"
We built a volcano, read some about them and started our timeline of the volcnic eruption going on in Iceland. I will post this later after we erupt it.
We did some math quizes (just a few) and then read some more from "Cartoon History Of The Universe". We went from Cro-Magnon art to the last ice-age. I explained about iceage and glacial age scientifically vs how people use the term ice-age. Then we had a good discusion on early art (the Venus Sculpture). How it my have represented a Goddess Figure, fertility charm or early playboy. Then I got out the plasticine nd we each made our own. Ko-Ko started out embarrassed. The Boys though tht art of Naked breasts was not allowed in school.
I told him we cn at home cuz I say so, it's better then writing about Venus scultpures and that schools don't do it cue the kids would all break out in hysterics.
Ko-Ko's closely resembles the original. SW's is very impressive when you consider he hates art cu z he has an ASD that interferes with visual learning. Guess sculpture is more touch and feel. Runners is detailed, not able to grasp the idea of some abstract. We did these outside as today is a beautiful day.
The sculptures are shown in the following order starting with Ko-Ko, then SW, Runner & lastly, myself.