Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Let’s Talk Turtles

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I am trying to get Anna to draw a bit more. Unfortunately, it’s not a strong area of hers (or mine), but I am encouraged by some books I read that say that anyone can learn to draw if they know how to break a drawing into elements of shape. Deep Space Sparkle has some interesting lessons for K level on elements of shape, and both Anna and I learned how to draw a turtle. The one underneath is obviously mine, and I helped her draw the first “upside down U”, because she is struggling with drawing curved shapes that are large enough. Overall she enjoyed the drawing enough to complete it and to make a story later:

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Once upon a time there was a magical turtle that really wanted to see a beach. It started walking but got lost. So it went to look for a map shop to buy a map. Then she stopped a car and asked the driver to take her to the beach. The children in the car wanted to keep a turtle as a pet. But their parents said, “Not so fast! What if it’s a dangerous snapping turtle?” And the turtle said, “I munch on everything even on humans”. So parents told children that they cannot keep a turtle, but they can stay with her on the beach for 10 years and watch her dig a hole and lay eggs and then babysit her babies. And maybe they can keep one baby as a pet.

Check out other turtle stories that might make more sense :)

10 comments:

Christy said...

I love Deep Space Sparkle - they have some really great projects. I'll have to try this one with C and R.

Kim said...

I like Deep Space Sparkle too! I just discovered that Crumpet can't even make a square without totally freaking out, so we REALLY have to crack down on some art and drawing around here.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very cute story! I like the "wait a minute" - it sounds like something she might have heard herself.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

That story is very funny Natalie--munch on humans:-).

We did a Deep Sparkle Art lesson here this week too. I love their lessons.

MaryAnne said...

Thanks for introducing me to Deep Space Sparkle! I love Anna's story! I saw baby turtles hatch when I went to visit my family when they lived in Nicaragua (I was in college) - it was very neat!

Kelly said...

Her story is SOOOO cute. I think someone wants a pet turtle:)
www.littlewondersdays.blogspot.com

Kylie said...

lol how cute :-)

Debbie said...

I love her story. You can stay on the beach for 10 years watching the turtles.

catb said...

I LOVE ANNA'S STORIES :)

Thanks for sharing these - what a wonderful storyteller.

learning ALL the time!!/Susan said...

I've never heard of Deep Space Sparkle before...I'd like to take a look at that.

Great job Anna!!

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