I hope all is well with you, friends......
As you know, I've been devoting my Friday blogging to The Arts in our homeschool. Here are a few recent "Artful Friday" posts complied in one spot, in case there is anything from the past that interests you:
The Arts in Our Homeschool This Week
( knitting, winter crafts, the theater and piano)
Lenten, Valentine and Papal Crafts
( Not an "Atful Friday" post, but you will find some creative links to papal studies here. )
Mercy Crosses, Lenten wreaths, Rosary Making, Music Lessons
Strings, Keys, Sketches
So this week, the boys finished their battles against viruses and took up the fight against the good old common cold. We began a study of Georgia O'Keefe, but because of the bugs that gripped our house, we were unable to really dig deeply into the 'workshop nature' that our artist and author studies take on. Hopefully the rhythm of our homeschool days will resume next week and we'll revisit this amazing 20th century artist. I plan to compile our resources in an "Everything You Need For a Study of Georgia O'Keefe" post!
But I do have several other resources to share, albeit abbreviated! The boys did continue sporadically with violin, as well as just spending time with their instruments for the sheer fun of it. So here goes~
Now if your kids have been studying violin for any length of time, this will not be of interest to you. If they're newbies, you may find it super helpful:
I found this colorful, wonderful chart at our local music store and taped it onto the boys' music stands:
It seems clear, concise and free of "diagram clutter," right? You can also click here and look into similar charts on amazon.
Because my older son missed his weekly lesson, which was only their second one, the instructor allowed my younger son to record it on MP3! How helpful this was !
They've just been having a ball "finding" songs in the strings and getting a feel for the music, too. I include several (basic) violin and piano resources in this post, if you are looking for some other ideas.
Well, friends, thank you so much for stopping in to my corner of the web on this Friday! It is continuing to snow heavily here. It's all quite lovely and can I tell you how thrilled I am that we don't need to worry about school delays!
Have a wonderful weekend, full of happiness. And relaxation, if possible....!
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