This morning in church, Flo's class talked about recycling and discussed ways to conserve resources, like turning the water off when you're brushing your teeth, instead of letting it run. Flo says they also read a book about quilts, but I didn't get the title.
After church, Flo had her friend, Megan, over, and we did the second art lesson from the Atelier HomeSchool Art program. They got quite into it. Joe was so excited to participate. He was very intent on mixing colors, and his final product looked something like a black blob, but he was very proud of himself. Flo's picture is to the left. I really like this art program. It reminds me a lot of the Monart art class Flo took in Connecticut, and we've never found anything comparable here. So, I think Flo (and Joe) will enjoy this program. Last week's project was a lesson on line. Flo produced a very artistic looking caterpillar.
I asked Flo what she learned today, and she says, "that you can get very sick and die from breathing the stuff in a coal mine, because they read a story at church, and in the story, the girl's father died from working in a coal mine." Hmm… I'm going to have to find out what story that was. It might make for some interesting conversation.
This evening, Flo and I took a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood, during which we talked about giving gifts for the holidays, and how sometimes getting something special is better than getting lots of not so special stuff. The whole quality versus quantity thing.