Friday, November 04, 2011

The Arts

Let me preface this post with the fact that I have been desiring to use the Atelier program for art for a LONG time now! It is a pricy program, but so worth the money!!! A few months ago it went "on sale" at a bulk homeschool website (basically even though I am only one homeschooling mom, all of us together make an army). It was the lowest price I have ever seen it, so I got permission from Chris and made the purchase. I decided to be a bit daring and I bought level 2 in hopes that my friend (and fellow homeschooler), whom I knew had level 1, would be willing to do a switch with me. Thank the Lord, she was!

So, today was our first art lesson. My intentions were for Libby to do the program, but Grace was so excited about it that plans quickly changed and I grabbed her a marker and some paper, as well. Today's lesson was on "line" so the girls made a catepillar and filled in each circle with different types of lines. Libby was a tiny bit disappointed that she didn't have the chance to use color, so I promised her that sometime next week we will do this activity all over again, only this time using "color" rather than "line". I think both girls are looking forward to another chance to make some art!

Here is my "art" project for the day. We are having friends over for dinner and I thought that rolls sounded so yummy...but there were none in the freezer. Well, I have had a couple packets of yeast just sitting around here for awhile, and I have always wanted to try my hand at making bread from scratch, but just haven't taken the time to do so. With those two things in mind...I just decided to do it! First of all, I didn't realize how EASY making bread is. Secondly, it turned out SO delicious! I don't think I will ever make bread in the bread maker again. Seriously, anyone want a bread maker?

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1 comment:

Alida said...

I love their art projects! And your bread looks so yummy :)