Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Crafty Day...

And we continued our crafty day....our Mother Goose Time Extravaganza. After the shaking of the crabs (in my last post), we moved on. 

This month came with a coloring book for the theme. This is a fun treat because usually I need to print off the coloring book from the MGT site. It's still totally easy, but this one was super cute.


Tiny B colored this which truly makes my mouth drop. This little girl was not able to make things look "pretty" in the sense of what would be pretty to someone who is not the mother of the artist. But this truly is pretty and she's learning what is asthetically pleasing to herself and others! It's probably what many young artists go through.


We  did an Invitation to Create, making a strum drum. This was 100 percent independently done.





Remember how in my last post I said that I'm now feeling comfortable to use MGT curriculum in the way that fits us? This summer that means loooking for the projects that totally interest them and that are mostly independent. 

We then moved on to a lei. 

Stringing the straws and flowers is so good for their fine motor practice, hand-eye coordination, and keeps their fingers nimble for writing which most kids lose a lot of over the summer. (I keep telling them that I don't want them to lose too many skills this summer. Every fall my students would come back with so many lost skills. That's really not the worst thing in the world, I promise. A summer of fun is really great and just as important as keeping their skills, but it would be nice to not have to try so hard in the fall!)


The cumulative of our day of crafts: 


A crab shaker, strum drum...


...a telescope and a lei!


And this is a "before" pic of my homeschooling room. I've got some pretty special paint to paint it with, which will obviously have to wait until after I'm released from the hospital and am done with the difficult recovery following this surgery. Ugh. I can't wait to have a summer!!!


*I receive Mother Goose Time curriculum in  sharing of experiences, resulting from our personal use. All opinions/thoughts are my own and are in no way influenced by others.

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