Thursday, March 13, 2008

Green Hour Assignment IV

Once more, we are embarked upon our latest Challenge from Barb at The Heart of Harmony.

The weather being rather nice, we have once again been spending time outside, including a daily walk with Jacobite in the evening :) The kids love taking a walk with Daddy :)

We decided (or rather I did), that flowers would be our focus area for nature study. With the arrival of spring, we can hardly avoid the subject, and with the new books that I have acquired, we have set to with a will. The kids seek out the flowers on our walk, and are able to identify them well.

I introduced them to the lost art of the ‘Violet Duel’, which involves hooking the two violets around each other and pulling until one of the blooms is removed :)

I mentioned the other day, that we pressed some of our flowers… we will be using them in some kind of activity.

Perhaps we will start our own herbarium!

As ever, the children did indeed produce a nice nature journal entry, apiece.

Rebel (8) painted some more daffodils, both yellow and white varieties and a dandelion.

M’Lady (4) tells me that this is “a picture of moss… the green parts are moss!”

And my own playing around… A picture of the flowering trees! I realized afterwards that I could have improved the background on it, but the aim was to inspire the kids :)



We'll be outside again later today, and perhaps we will press or paint more flowers :)

5 comments:

Melissal89 said...

I love your journal entries! Yes, it's so important to do the entries with our kids, it's such a great model. And for me it's very therapeutic!

Blessings,
Melissa
www.homeschoolblogger.com/melissal89

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Hi Rachel,

I just popped over to let you know that the link on Mr. Linky for this entry is not working....could you try again and then I will delete the broken link?

Wow, I was taking a look at your other blog entries and your garden is going to be great.

The paintings made me smile, they really are making me think "spring".

Thanks for taking part in challenge 4, now on to challenge 5. :)

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Makita said...

The paintings are wonderful - I am intimidated by watercolors. I am so much more comfortable with colored pencil... you inspire me to venture 'outside the box'. :)

Tina said...

Wow, wonderful paintings.

Isn't is so much fun to have Dad along for these adventures. :o)

I can't wait to see all the beautiful flowers you will share.

~Tina

School for Us said...

I really enjoy your journal entries, too. I think we'll try to add to ours tomorrow.

Enjoy your study of flowers!!!