Unhappy with his lot in life working at the local hospital, Boris struggles to congratulate his friend Max who is a much ‘celebrated dancing bear’. Max’ fame accentuates Boris’ discontent. But worry not! Max is on the case, as he kindly offers to teach Boris how to dance, so that he too can become ‘another celebrated dancing bear’
Goals this Week
- To complete the FIAR study for Another Celebrated Dancing Bear
- To learn about Russia using a literature based method
- To create some Russian themed art
- To learn a bit about Tchaikovsky
In My Book Box
Where on Earth is Russia?
We used the following books to learn a bit more about Russia in general:
Russian Inspired Art
We did some Russia inspired art using ArtAchieve as our art teacher. We are huge fans of ArtAchieve as each lesson is very cultural and includes lots of facts about the country the art is inspired by. This was a paint resist technique focusing on colour values:
Painted Russian Dolls
The dolls were very small but they enjoyed painting them (even if it did take 2 1/2 minutes!):
And that’s it. Nice and simple and it finished off our study of Asia perfectly, as we prepare to move into Europe.