RBE Lessons for Home – Lesson 6

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This series of lesson outlines are modelled after the Right Brain Kids home learning lessons. They are a terrific way to supplement and build upon the knowledge learned during TweedleWink classes. They can also be used as a homeschool curriculum.

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Art: Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne was a French painter who usually painted still life art using geometric shapes. He believed that everything in the world was made up of either a sphere, a cone, a cylinder or a cube.

“Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.”

Paul Cézanne

Online

Paul Cézanne Youtube Art Lessons:


Paul Cézanne Art Projects for Kids


Create your own still life:

  1. Gather fruit, perhaps a pitcher, or a vase of flowers.
  2. Let your child choose and arrange the objects.
  3. Then, paint or sketch what you see…
  4. Hang up your pictures and admire your work

More About Paul Cézanne


Vocabulary: Nature

Increase your child’s neural connections to the the new nature words in his vocabulary with nature walks – collecting leaves, flower, bits of bark and rocks for hands-on play later at home.

Boost outdoor learning with these fun activities:

  • COLOR FIND – Paint the inside of a clean egg carton in varied colors. Bring it with you on your nature walk and look for things that match.
  • SCAVENGER HUNT – Use discovery nature cards or a printable check sheet filled with 20 things you might find on a typical walk

This list includes: bird, tree roots, ant, spiderweb, green leaf, acorn, flower, log, mushroom, two similar rocks, squirrel, tall grass, stick that looks like the letter Y, flying bug, brown leaf, cloud, dandelion, animal footprints, wild berries (do not eat), pine cone.

  • NATURE JOURNAL – Bring a notebook and a pencil to sketch leaf shapes, flowers, trees, insects, birds and interesting animals that you come across. Your child can draw the pictures. You add the words!
  • TOUCH AND TALK – If you are taking a walk with a baby or toddler, let them touch and feel the different objects as you verbally label them. “This is an oak tree. Do you feel it’s bark. The surface is rough.”
  • MATCHING GAMES – As you walk, you can gather items for a matching game to play later, at home. Collect objects in twos: 2 pinecones, 2 identical leaves, 2 identical stones, etc. Later, you can line up one set of objects and give your child the rest, to match.

Exploring Nature Educational Resource

This is an awesome site with lots of educational resources. Here are just a few of the activities that we like:

Indoor Nature Activities

Just because you can’t be outside doesn’t mean you can’t bring nature into the house. Try these awesome Indoor Nature Activities from “How We Learn”.

Source: How We Learn

Nature Art


Videos

Let’s Learn About Trees – Adventures in Learning on PBS


Art: Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist. In Gauguin’s world, colors collided on the canvas. He threw out the rule book. He believed that cows could be red, rivers could be pink, and trees could have many shades of blue.

“In painting as in music one should look for suggestions rather than description.”

Paul Gauguin

Notice to Parents: Paul Gauguin and many other artists and musicians have quite “colorful” life stories. So, when teaching children about these art histories, focus on the positive – their most inspirational pieces of art and their ground-breaking techniques.

Printables

Paul Gauguin for Kids

Meet the Masters is a paid online art course for art students of all levels wishing to learn more about the styles of different artists. They also feature the painting style of Paul Gauguin.

Gauguin Art Activity Packs


Vocabulary: Garden Tools

Learn about garden tools! There is something very healing about caring for growing plants. This segment goes hand-in-hand with the nature lesson. You can help your child experience the wonder of growing life through planting your own outdoor or indoor garden.

Gardening with Kids

Easy Container Planters for Kids:

Composting

Help your child see the beneficial effects of composting to create fertile soil for new plant life. 


Recycled Tire Gardens


Science: Animal Cells

Cell structure is fun to teach when you have a hands-on model. If your child helps create this model, then the information is anchored even more deeply… with a happy memory!

Animal Cell Models


Ways to make your own Animal Cell Model:

  • Edible Models
    • pizza
    • giant cookie
    • cake top
    • bagels, doughnuts
  • Inedible Models
    • playdough
    • pillows and quilts
    • felt

Colouring

Videos

ANIMAL CELL STRUCTURE – animation for children

MAKING AN ANIMAL CELL CAKE by a young student for homework – includes information about each cell part

Animal Cell Structure


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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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