Thursday, January 7, 2010
Art Appreciation/Kunstgeschichte für Kinder
Today, we did all our regular schoolwork. Charlotte studied adjectives and Miriam drew a picture of the eleven sheaves of corn from Joseph's dream in her main lesson book for number 11. Tomorrow we'll cover number 12, the last number we'll do this way. Then we'll move on to studying addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. Jonathan had a father-son trip, so he just took some books along to read in the car.
Miriam and Veronika spent some time doing art appreciation with a great program we've been using for all the children for six years now: How to Use Child Size Masterpieces. It consists of many different reproductions of paintings which need to be sorted, matched, or sequenced. There are many levels available, and the child can also learn the names of paintings, painters, and epochs. Veronika used Child Size Masterpieces of Steps 1, 2, 3 - Matching, Pairing, and Sorting - Level 1 Easy, and Miriam used Child Size Masterpieces for Steps 1, 2, 3: Matching, Pairing and Sorting - Level 2 Intermediate. In the picture Veronika is
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