Before Five in a Row: I Am an Artist

We made it!  This was our last official week of school!  To cap off a great year we read I Am an Artist by Pat Lowery Collins. It was the perfect book to get outside and explore beauty in nature while relishing in the sunshine.

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We did many activities from our Ivy Kids box which included Don Freeman’s A Rainbow of my Own.  They worked beautifully together and made for a delightful week!

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We can be artists when we imagined to hear ocean in seashells and examined various shades within each shell.

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We identified the shells using our Nature Anatomy  book by Julia Rothman.

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We can be artists when we created our own lovely beach sunset with watercolors.

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We can be artists when we observed the light dance around our dining table…

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And sparkle in the window.

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We can be artists when we created wind with a straw to magically grow fingers in our painting.

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We can be artists when we watched our world in burst in to rainbow colors with our diffraction glasses— this was truly magical!

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We can be artists when we studied  little water droplets sprinkling down from the air.

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We can be artists when we gazed upon graceful clouds floating through the sky — finding chimneys and candles along the way.

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We can be artists when we marveled at the mysterious chemical reaction of adding dye to a cup of water.

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We can be artists when we experimented with mixing rainbow colors…

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To discover it became a dark gray/brow.

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We can be artists when we witnessed capillary action at work.  We started with three empty cups and only primary colors…

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Watched the water climb…

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And finished off with a perfectly beautiful rainbow!

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We can be artists during teatime while we designed our own rainbow cookies.

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Yum… looks so appetizing!

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Also this week we finally finish our Bible!  It has taken us the entire year and they were so exited to finish.  This is has been the number one book this year that leaves them begging for “just one more”!

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