Art History Week
- Day 1: Piet Mondrian.
- Read Biography.
- Watch video to view artwork.
- Create a painting using Mondiran’s technique. See project idea here (we will probably use canvas, black marker and paint):
- Math connection: Graph the number of squares, rectangles, colors, corners, etc. in the finished projects.
- Complete on-line painting.
- Worksheet for younger students.
- I will probably premake these cookies as a special surprise snack on our field trip day.
- Day 4: Georgia O’Keeffe
- Read “My Name is Georgia” by Jeanette Winter
- Watch video
- Go for a walk in the yard and collect objects. Then draw or paint what was found.
- Another project idea – Flower Drawings
- Write an Acrostic Poem using Georgia O’Keeffe
- Make flower cookies using a cookie cutter 0r cut sandwiches into flower shapes.
- Day 5: Visit the Art Museum: We are blessed to be close to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Kids under 14 are free. Since my kids are young, I won’t be taking them through the whole museum, just the parts that apply to what we were learning this week. I will also bring some drawing supplies along so we can draw outside the museum while we eat a picnic lunch.
Do I have any art enthusiasts out there that will be trying out “Art History Week” this summer?
Back to Summer Theme Weeks
Yes, it’s not even Spring yet but guess what?? Summer Camp registration is OPEN!!!!! So now that you are hyperventalating, here is a short and sweet review of the camps and programs that we have been a part of. Please post some of the camps you love so we can all be informed!
422 Sports Complex
My youngest has been taking soccer classes here all year. They are WONDERFUL! The complex is basically a large sports arena with ice hockey rinks, roller hockey rinks and a large turf field. The kids in the “Soccer Bugs” program get a uniform and class once a week for 50 minutes. The coaches are great with the kids and my son gets out all his energy by the end of class. The facility offers summer camps, summer classes and also “Days Off” classes for those holidays when you need child care.
If you’ve never visitied the Perkiomen Watershed, you must! During the school year, they offer preschool classes for $10. This includes a lesson, craft and free playtime in the nature discovery room. During the summer, they offer week long day camps and special one day events. Last year my oldest particpated in a one day camp where he explored the Branch Creek all day. He loved it. Check it out:
This is the first year my oldest will go to this camp. Men-O-Lan offer a sleepover or day camp. It’s a Christian camp and the facilites are amazing. Our church has held retreats there in the past. We’ve gone swimming, paddleboating, went down a waterslide and attempted the obstacale course. I think it will be a wonderful and exhausting week for me oldest. They offer theme based camps that will surely attract your youngster!
VBS (Vacation Bible School)
My kids really enjoy VBS and we usually sign them up for one or two each summer. Our church does not host a VBS, but as the summer draws near you will see signs up everywhere for churches that will host a VBS week. The cost is usually very minimal if any at all. My kids love the music, crafts, games and new friends. The lessons reinforce what they have learned at Sunday School and what I teach at home. Love it! If you are nervous about sending your kids to a place you don’t know, offer to volunteer. Most VBS camps need volunteers and they are happy to welcome you on board.
Looking for an alternative to camp? I will be posting my “Camp At Home” ideas in the weeks to come. For now, leave a comment on your favorite camps. Thanks!