Remember our page-a -day art calendar? We are finally on the flip side of the pages now that half of the year is gone.
Yesterday we came upon a Greek amphora in the calendar. What a great time to do some review! This year our history focus is ancient civilizations, so we’ll be covering Ancient Greece in a few months. I pulled out Sprite’s Ancient Greece lapbook made in her first grade year.
She laughed at her handwriting, coloring, and writing. It was fun for her (and me) to see her progress over these years by remembering the simplistic way she wrote then. She read through all the minibooks and got a little Ancient Greece review in the bargain.
Sure enough, we found the minibook about Greek pottery. And there was the amphora, defined for us.
We’ve really enjoyed the art calendar, and I think I’m going to go ahead and buy the 2011 one soon. Amazon usually sells out before the new year comes, and I don’t want to miss out. I love it when a tool is such an eclectic mix — art, artist study, history, and geography. There are constant opportunities for review and new learning.