The last few weeks we’ve been playing with a Live Ed Waldorf main lesson called Shelter, Clothing, and Farming. We started out with a brainstorm about what the word home made Piper think about. I wrote everything out on a chalkboard and then she copied it over into her book. It was a really fun peek into what things mean home to her.
Next was animal homes. Very obvious that we haven’t neglected nature study and have spent a lot of quality time with David Attenborough. Not even a hesitation when I asked if people were the only ones who built houses. Here are a few she chose to illustrate.
The last few days have been spent going in depth on some of the many different ways people have built houses using a series of books by Bonnie Shemie. These books have a nice dose of history, detailed information, and lovely pencil illustrations. After reading Piper picks the houses she thinks are most interesting and adds a drawing and some text to her book. So far we’ve done:
I’m sure that Grandma and Grandfather will be happy to know they have their very own set of igloos in the picture.