Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The unassigned Assignment..OR..Why I love homeschooling.

I'm still waiting for our Art curriculum (Come on already UPS! They are supposed to deliver it today...)

This morning we were working on our History project, making the Flag the way it looked with just 13 Colonies. We were unsuccessfully trying to use markers on our fabric banner flags and as I was digging in my paint drawer, I came upon a box of chalk pastels.

I gave them to Lance (age 8). This is what he came up with (after he finished his flag)

Now, mind you, I didn't tell them to do anything but the flag. This came of their own creativity. I was reading "Johhny Tremain" to them and they are supposed to keep busy while I read our "read alouds."

He shares a table with Liam and since they share just about everything and are very competitive...
Liam (age 10) made these two...

Oh, and UPS JUST came! Talk about timing...

I love Art, especially when it's an unassigned assignment.

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