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Hot Air Balloon Art {Drawing and Patterns}

Our second hot air balloon art project was for sketching practice and pattern design. When I was planning this, I drew my balloons free-hand, but I realized the smaller kids would be frustrated trying to draw balloons and not enjoy … Continue reading

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Hot Air Balloon Art {Learning Gradient}

I used our first hot air balloon art project to teach the children about gradient or a graduated color wash, using water color paints for the background. We also practiced tracing, cutting, and gluing while making our pop-up hot air balloons. … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria, Hot Air Balloons, and Art Projects

I’m so thankful to have more energy to devote to school and art projects after a long, exhausting pregnancy. We are studying the mid- 1800’s using Tapestry of Grace Year 3, and are currently focused on Victorian England. We are … Continue reading

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Learning to Love History

…through Tapestry of Grace. History has never been my favorite subject, but I think for the first time in my life I am learning to love history because of our new history curriculum. We haven’t needed a very structured history … Continue reading

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Botany Notebooks

We have started a new school year and are excited about some of the changes! Last year we studied birds and insects with Apologia’s Flying Creatures of the 5th Day elementary science book. We loved the book (even the little … Continue reading

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