Cape Canaveral

Our third stop on our trip around the US landed us in Cape Canaveral, with zooming rockets and launching shuttles!  And so began a week learning about space and science.  I think this might be why I love studying this way, with each week bringing a different focus comes excitement and newness, while still keeping our basic structure.  Basically, I think I get bored easily and need to change things up a lot.

So, we arrived in Florida and busted out our space books right away.

Thank you local library!

Another reason I was excited to get to our space week was an art project I saw in Family Fun Magazine, a George Seurat-style pointillism piece using a pencil eraser

After practicing some drawing of different rockets, we lightly sketched our scene on canvas.

Using acrylic paints, we slowly filled in our different planet, asteroid, galaxy and rocket shapes.

Car's finished piece

 

Tallinn's finished art work, done on canvas.

 

My finished piece, done on watercolor paper.

I LOVE how these turned out.  The whole time we were working Tallinn expressed his disbelief that George Seurat didn’t need to use a pencil eraser to make his tiny dots.  His is now up in his room and looks awesome!

Spacey Spelling Words

  1. rocket
  2. planet
  3. shuttle
  4. orbit
  5. space
  6. cape
  7. blast
  8. earth
  9. Bonus: astronaut

*For our weekly verses this year we are memorizing a verse a week from Ephesians 6 on the armor of God.  While it was fun last year making the verses somewhat match what we were learning, I didn’t feel like the kids retained them as much as they weren’t related.

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