ART ~ How to Draw a Duck: These next three weeks we will be exploring artwork by John James Audubon. To begin this three-week focus, we learned how to draw a duck. I demonstrated how to draw a duck with some basic shapes that the children know, then I let them try with their pencils. Once they had drawn with pencils for a while, I gave them colored pencils to work with as well. The children seemed to enjoy this activity a great deal, proudly drawing in the duck’s environment as Audubon does in his artwork.
SCIENCE ~ Cloud Formation. During this second quarter, we will be exploring weather. This week students made a weather observation station by gluing a weather observation chart to one of our recycled insect boards. Families are to record local weather for six weeks with the instruments they have at home (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, etc.). We also did an experiment to discover what three ingredients go into cloud formation! You can go to this website for more activities and ideas to try at home: Counting on Clouds.