The Six Swans, our Fairy Tale for this week.
We are using Melisa's First Grade Curriculum, which i have adapted to my own understanding of the 'Three Day Rhythm'
Day One - we are form drawing & I tell the story
Day Two - Elianna re-tells the story, then we have the artistic interpretation of our lesson
Day Three - Retell the story & the academics of the lesson.
I am not sure how wise a decision this is - it will take a l-o-n-g time to get through the alphabet! We will see :)
Here are our drawings from today:
Elianna's block crayon drawing:
My own drawing:
We 'cheated' in that I had pre-cut some swan shapes to add to the picture after we had done our block crayon work. This was our first try at block crayon drawing & when I did the picture the first time, to create a white swan with negative space was really quite tricky & I decided it would be too frustrating an activity for my wee girl :)
I have also created my own '1st grade notebook' today - a place to keep all my drawings, notes & idea's. Hopefuly this will make teaching 1st grade the second time 'around a breeze ;)