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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Marie-Grace & Cecile-Week 4

This week in class, we reviewed book four in the series, Troubles for Cecile. After we discussed the book, we began our craft. The craft this week was drawing a self-portrait or portrait of another student, since Cecile's brother painted a portrait of her in the book. I brought drawing paper, colored pencils and pencils, and gave a very basic facial drawing instruction. Then they set to work! I loved seeing the variety of drawing styles and progression of their drawings while they worked. I felt so mean telling them that they couldn't draw their dog, or a cartoon, or someone who wasn't there... but they finally decided who to draw!

I also read a brief poem from a collection of poetry by Willem Keats. It was fun to try to figure out what the poem in  its imagery was about! Cecile read poems in our book while at the orphanage. (But not Keats' poems, he wasn't born yet!)
 Who to draw?... Hmm...
 I'll draw you and you draw me...
 A diligent artist...
 What color shall I choose?
 This girl drew a portrait of me! I was dressed in blue, with blue earrings...

Snack this week was Tea cakes. I found a recipe online here. (You can see some Russian tea cakes that another mom made from her own recipe on the table below).
 One girl in our classes was quite the artist! She loves to draw, and owns lots of cartoon drawing books. She drew a portrait of another mom in my class that was helping.

We also discussed plays, and acted out a play of Little Red Riding Hood. In the first class, ALL of the girls wanted to act out the story. In the second class, no one wanted to act out the story... but they did it anyway!
 Some of the girls had to pretend to be trees since there were not enough parts for them to act it out all  at once. The girl in the pink hat is Red Riding Hood and the girl peeking around the shoulder of a "tree" is the big bad wolf who sees her in the forest.
 The completed drawing of the mom from our class. Pretty good!

The 2:00 class...

 Working on their drawings...
 Drawing, drawing away...
 This mom helper had a drawing book in her car that she brought in and helped the student in pink work on her drawing. She helped sketch the basic head and features and the girl filled them in. It turned out very well!
 Acting out the play... the girl in red had to be Red Riding Hood! The other girl in the chair is pretending to be the wolf as grandma lying in the bed...
 Now the girl in pink was Red Riding Hood and the girl in blue was her mother giving her the treats to take to grandma. There was no dead grandma in our version, only one that was stuffed in the closet. :-D
Little Red talking to the wolf grandma... they had fun and giggled a bit while acting!

It was a great class! Hard to believe there are only two more weeks before we begin to discuss Kirsten!

Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Luke 20:24
“Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied.

Acts 17:29
“Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.

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