i think a field trip to the pacific northwest is in order.
after using their sketchbooks to work out their totem pole design ideas, they moved over to long sheets of white paper.
we painted them with a wash of light brown and the next day added color over the top.
i love that each child has their very own paintbox to maintain as they please. some are extremely neat, others not so much.
yesterday they finished by painting their names and writing their favorite animal trait on the bottom. i’m eager to take pics once i get them all up on one of the walls.
naturally, i will share!
i’ve been reading the miraculous journey of edward tulane aloud each afternoon after lunch.
it’s about a china rabbit that is on a journey to find out about love and other mysteries of the heart.
how i wish i had a photo of the childrens’ faces as i read.
they are wonderfully expressive. eyes widening and narrowing. eyebrows raised, or knitted together in a deep frown. mouths opening and closing.
an intoxicating audience!
the kind every person who reads aloud wishes for.
did i mention the cat dress someone wore to picture day?
i’m thinking of getting a pantsuit made out of the same fabric.
matching hat? nah.
mustn’t go overboard.
you’re enjoying adding kindling to your woodstove for tonight’s fire. a pot of soup’s on the stove. a tea kettle is whistling.
i just know it!