Today, I started with a very short story made up by myself. I repeated it three times, and then they were required to draw what they heard me say. They could not talk to each other, and could not ask me any questions. They both got all details correct. Both of them decided to color the sky blue, rather than just making it sunny. To me this took away from the picture, but that is OK.
Here is the short story. It was a beautiful Fall day. The huge Oak tree only had a few leaves left on it. It had 10 blue leaves and 5 red leaves. Plus there were 20 acorns on the ground.
As we go on, through the months, the lesson will get harder with more details. I also think I will have them listen to just noises, like water, birds, nature, etc and have them draw what they hear. Also they will be required to write what I say.
DJ is also doing a writing assignment on George Washington, and an Art lesson on perspective. Caitlin did an Acrostic Apple poem and will be doing the perspective Art lesson as well. Caitlin already posted hers to her blog.
Have an awesome weekend. Monday we will be at the museum for the Megaladon exhibit. So, watch for pictures from that.