Tuesday, November 30, 2010
One of our family traditions for this feast is that it marks the start of our special Advent prayer which we pray every day for our special intentions of the season. The boys and I will pray this each morning . We are also reading the Jesse tree devotions from this site Thanks Anne they are brilliant!
This evening as we lit our Advent wreath we prayed the prayers and verses on this red card. I found this somewhere on the internet but forgot to write down the site so if it is yours, thank you and please take this as acknowledgment that the thoughts on the Scriptures came from you and I do not claim them.
Cupcakes iced in blue with a fish shape liberally sprinkled on most completed the meal. Happy feast day!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Guess what has kept the boys busy today?! Christmas card making! We didn't send too many last year so we are very keen to do so this year. Youngest son in particular is hoping to get some back in return by post("for the stamps mum!")
Both progects have been a nice conclusion to some of our art studies this year. In the first we were able to review our look at Mondrian and other modern art that emphasizes line and colour.
as an aside we discovered that dandelion juice and other green vegetation is great at ridding fingers of black stains. How did we discover this? Well another feature of today was a worthwhile hour spent in the garden "discovering" a multitude of green goodies for our hens!!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
We are studying the artist Cimabue as part of our Medieval history programme. Our study will only last for a week as we are hoping to finally complete our studies before Advent! As we looked at our three chosen works by the artist we noted that Cimabue was the first to have human figures tilt their heads.
"Instead of studying his letters, Cimabue spent all his time covering his paper and his books with pictures showing people, horses, houses, and the various other things he dreamt up."
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
We discovered the mural the our teacher had made and examined it in detail.The boys enjoyed trying out various skill points along the way! And spotting the family with the largest number of ducklings.
A pleasant drive home and we arrived home weary but well satisfied with life!