Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CC Week 15

Periodic Table

The Periodic Table Printmaking Project by Jenn Schmitt, a celebration of the chemical elements in 118 images by 97 artists, is on show in an exhibition titled Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry, which opened Feb 2011 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. Image: Jenn Schmitt

Georgia O'Keeffe

Born: 15 November 1887; Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 06 March 1986; Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Field: painting
Nationality: American
Art Movement: Precisionism
School or Group: Stieglitz group

All O'Keeffe's paintings link

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CC Week 14

Great Artist:  Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell (Feb. 3, 1894-Nov. 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. He was most famous for the over 300 published original cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for the Saturday Evening Post magazine in his forty-plus years with the popular periodical. 

Look under foot....The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.--John Burroughs

Friday, January 13, 2012

Homeschool Daily Schedule Planner

So, it seems I reinvent this about every 6 months or so when I realize that the older system isn't working for our family.  Here's my next attempt.  

My last one (The weekly instead of monthly view had us writing in activities daily, ie. lesson numbers, etc.  I have goals that I've made for the year in math, and our co-ops have weekly assignments already laid out.  I figured if they just mark that they worked on it, it would suffice the "daily record" requirement for homeschooling.  I will just attach the lesson outlines for our co-ops and math at the end of the Mead folder when it comes time to do portfolio reviews.)

Double click on image.  Should fit inside a Mead 11 1/2 x 9 3/8 brad folder easily. 
Calendar is off-center to allow for the brads on the left side.

These versions below are more specific to my schedule.
I also wrote up a task sheet for the week that I put up on the wall.
I'm hoping to update it weekly with new reading assignments and lesson numbers
so the statement "I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing" is lessened.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CC- Week 13

Busy Folk Art Scene
Inspired by Grandma Moses

Create your own.  Assignment found in the Discovering Great Artists book.

*  Print a picture done by Grandma Moses out and place it at home, or make flash cards to help remember the artist better.

Timeline link:

Week 13
Discovery (John Calvin)
•John Calvin & The Institutes
•Cortez de Soto, de Leon & Coronado: The Spanish Explorers
•The Council of Trent
•John Knox, The Scottish Reformer
•Explorers of the Northeast: Cartier, Champlain & Cabot
•Raleigh Settles Roanoke
•Jamestown Is Founded in Virginia
•The Mayflower Lands At Plymouth

Science Additional Reading:

Chapter 1:  The Universe and its origin.
Counting the starts
How big is the Universe?
How can we measure star distances?
Did our universe have a beginning?
An orderly universe
The law of entropy
Why doesn't everyone believe in God?