Our summer break is just about over and we are gearing up for the new school year. I can tell it is time because the kids are asking to begin studying in earnest again. We usually have a six to eight week break depending on when we finish.
Our summer schedule was very simple. I simply listed four activities I expected them to accomplish daily and hung it up on our bulletin board.
The children spent the majority of their craft time (actually art or handicrafts) learning to use acrylic paints. They painted in the style of their favorite artist (currently that is William Waterhouse) and then they moved on to painting rocks. We gathered several smooth stones from a local beach.
These books were a great help to us. Eventually, we'd like to paint a rock town and maybe make a nativity scene. I like this kind of handicraft because it is worth keeping and makes our home a lovelier place. (I like practical handicrafts too.)
Then we moved on to leather work. The girls used scrap leather, leather string, a leather hole punch and beads to make these money pouches. Each time we invited various Turkish children from our neighborhood to participate. We all had a wonderful time learning doing this together.
We have one week left until school. The next project we'd like to tackle is jean embroidery. Doesn't this look simple and fun?
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