Thursday, 5 March 2015

A Green Fish {Virtual Fridge}

This Week
Last week we completed this fish in the sea pictured inspired by The Golden Fish by Paul Klee.  We used The Usborne ART Treasury on page 28-31.

Featured This Week
Wow so many wonderful things shared in last weeks Virtual Fridge link up it was difficult to choose which ones to feature.  This week there are two that caught my eye.

Love this tutorial over at Mothers Messy Madness - Easy Spring Plants.

I love Crystal's super easy science / art tutorials over at the Science Kiddo.  Here is one for Rainbow Paper.

Your Turn

I invite you to take some photo's of your children's artistic pursuits put them in a post and link up with me I would love to come over and see the wonderful art your children have enjoyed doing.
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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Designing a flag

Last month Nathaniel started attending Boys Brigade. The theme for this term is flags and they were given an assignment to design a flag for their group.  Each boy is to draw and colour a design and then submit it for consideration.  The winning flag will be used by the group for the next four years.

This has been a great opportunity to learn about colour and what each one represents upon a flag.  Nathaniel spent ages on this design.  Yesterday he finalised it and we printed and traced the elements he had chosen.  It's taken two days of colouring but it is finished.

Design Elements used and their meanings 
(Nathaniel dictated this)
  • Center - A CIRCLE. This represents God because a circle has no start and no end and God has no start and no end.  It is WHITE because that means purity, bravery and strength.
  • Boys Brigade emblem which represents Hebrews 6:19 "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast" (stedfast is spelt without an a because that was the spelling in the bible used when the emblem was designed.)
  • Top Left - RED meaning to lead courageously and symbolizes the blood of Jesus and courage.
  • Top Right - YELLOW meaning justice. The crown means two things the kingship of Jesus and the crown from the Victorian State flag.
  • Bottom Left - The stars from the Australian flag in the shape of the Southern Cross and navigation. Stars were used in the old days to navigate, so stars are also there to help us remember to navigate our lives through Jesus.  BLUE means freedom and to worship God and also means peace.
  • Bottom Right - BLACK means determination and defeating ones enemy, in this case meaning to defeat Satan.
We've enjoyed our journey in learning about flags and the different elements and what they mean in flag heraldry. I've especially enjoyed seeing his creativity in this assignment.

PS Did you know that the scouting movement was born out of Boys Brigade ?

Some resources we used

Saturday, 28 February 2015

It's been a slow week {HSMJ}

 In my life this week…
  • I am one happy Mom.  I have finally moved my homeschool goodies into one room and got it into a mostly workable space.  It needs some finishing off touches but I'm looking forward to homeschooling in there this year.  
  • I was sick from Monday to Thursday and am so very pleased that I'm feeling so much better now.
  • I was a little surprised at a spike in traffic to my blog this week and discovered it came from this post about my Bread Bag Clip Cable Labels post.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

In our home school this week…
  • We spent the week cuddled on the couch reading.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • Due to me not feeling well this week we stayed home
My favourite thing this week was…
  • I received an email from a blogging buddy who is coming to Melbourne so we are going to meet in person hopefully after four years of cyber friendship.  Counting the days ...
  • I've so enjoyed watching the Gardener Quad Squads progress.  This week they have three of their four girls home and have been sharing on their blog too.

 Things I’m working on…
  • I'm contemplating adding drop down menus to my blog.  What do you think ?
  • Paul and I really enjoyed watching IndoctriNation this week along with some friends.  I think you will find this documentary a very interesting watch.

 On the WWW I’m reading…

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