Quick learning notes on Monday

December 5, 2016 @ 2:48 pm | Filed under: , ,
My old books. Beanie's old comforter. The college girl's bed.

My old books. Beanie’s old comforter. The college girl’s bed.

Lots of Schoolhouse Rock videos this morning. Rose made pumpkin bread.

We’re nearing the end of Understood Betsy. One of my favorite read-alouds of all time, ever. I think “what would Cousin Ann do?” (which Betsy off asks herself) is a pretty good guiding principle.

Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children’s History of Art — we continue to enjoy this so very much! Skipping around a bit now, rabbit-trail style. Today we read the Hokusai chapter—one of my favorites. Which naturally led to watching videos on the making of Japanese woodblock prints. Man, I love homeschoogling.

Speaking of Vincent’s Starry Night—I’m going to be hosting a giveaway for a copy soon! Stay tuned for details.


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    Ellie says:

    Yes, isn’t homeschooling the bee’s knees? 🙂 We’re having lots of deeply enjoyable and fun with learning these days too. Always nice when that happens.

    I really like what I’ve seen of that art history book! Every once in a while I go look at it on Amazon, just, you know, to look at it.

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    Clarissa says:

    Have you done printmaking using styrofoam vegetable trays form the supermarket? It is so much fun, and very easy.

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    Penny says:

    Cousin Ann had plenty of sense.

    Enjoy your rabbit trails! xo

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    Lori says:

    “Homeschoogling”…what an awesome and amazing new word to add to my vocabulary list!! Thanks:)

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    Karen Edmisten says:

    Oh, how I love Understood Betsy!
    And the art history books looks so good. Love that homeschoogling!