Monday, January 10, 2011

Fine Arts ~ January

In continuation of our Fine Arts Monthly Features:

::For January, we are reading about the artist Thomas Gainsborough at Garden of Praise, and we've purchased small art stickers from Dover.
::We're printing Franz Joseph Haydn's biography page over at Making Music Fun, as well as printing and playing his Surprise Symphony. And we are enjoying another one of Anna Harwell Celenza's beautiful composer picture books, The Farewell Symphony. We'll also be listening to the radio shows about Haydn at Classics for Kids.

::We're savoring A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen, two of my favorites!) and Poetry for Young People: William Blake.

Tyger, Tyger, burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

::And copying a few reasonable words in our best handwriting:

Two wrongs don't make a right.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.


Shell in your Pocket said...

Looks wonderful! Great books-
sandy toe

Ruth said...

Wow. I look at all that you do schoolwise in a week and am blown away. We're also doing CC Cycle 2, thanks for the links.