|sunrise on Ian's ride to work|
So today Ian had to be at work early so I didn't have my early morning walk but it's ok, it's going to be another beautiful day so I'll be sure to fit it into our day later. Miss Kendall has always been my early riser and today as I sit here starting today's post, she sits diligently writing thank you notes for her birthday party gifts.
The kids did a super cool art project today. It was one I did in high school and I can't remember what the technique is called (or even if it's called anything) but I called it "half picture copy drawing". I had the children choose a picture out of a magazine and we cut it in half. We pasted one half down on white drawing paper. I then helped them draw a 1"x 1" grid all over the half that was not pasted down along with the same grid on the blank half of the white drawing paper. I asked them to go square by square and sketch what they saw. I repeated these instructions multiple times. Ty sometimes has a hard time really hearing me. He's listening but today he decided to jump ahead and simply sketch what he saw. I don't have a problem with what he drew as personally, I think it's amazing. But I did explain to him that while what he drew was wonderful...he clearly did not do what I asked him to do. I showed him how the grid did not line up with the grid on the picture and that pieces of the picture were not in the right places. I commended him for wonderful drawing but we did discuss that while most of the time I want him to be able to express himself artistically as he pleases, THIS TIME I gave specific instructions which he did not follow. He will be reworking the drawing following the instructions given. I explained that I am not trying to strip him of his creativity but that for later in life, unless he's in business (whatever that business is) for himself and solely for himself, there will ALWAYS be someone to answer to. Whether it's the town you work in, the government, a client, your boss, etc. You will be asked to do things and if a client or customer or whomever asks you to produce an orange you can't show up with an apple. He got this concept when I presented it that way. So, he will start to rework the drawing.
After this we headed to Target for a few things and had a late lunch when we got back. We came back into the classroom after this and did a bit more math and then took a late afternoon family walk as Ian got home early! (which is always fabulous!!)
See ya'll tomorrow!