Sue G in PA Posted March 4, 2008 Share Posted March 4, 2008 did NOT go as I hoped/expected. So, we went out to just explore the backyard. We live on 1/2 acre with lots of trees, birds, squirrels, insects, etc. to find. Ds8 doesn't want to draw anything at first. Then he asks if he can just draw something he saw "before" and not something he saw "just now". Hmmm....so dd11 does the same thing. She draws an owl. I ask her, "did you just see an owl?". Um, no, not really. "Have you EVER seen an owl around here...in the middle of the day?". Um, no, but I've seen an owl before...somewhere! Okay.... Ds9 does this amazing drawing of a hawk, complete w/ the shadow on the ground (he really is talented), etc. Great. He saw a hawk on the way home from co-op and drew from memory. Great. We talked about the hawk, how he knew it was a hawk and not say, a vulture or eagle, etc. He knows a bunch about wildlife...probably more than mom! Anyway, I didn't tell them my frustrations or let on that I was upset. It just turned out to be more like art class than nature study! So I ask...do you want to know more about owls? Ummm..no..not really. Okay. To ds8...let's try and figure out what kind of tree this is in our yard and the kinds of birds that you see all year long. Ummm...I don't really want to. Okay. I'm sure it will get better. I'm sure they'll get more "into it" once spring really comes and there is more to actually see and discover. I'm just feeling a bit disappointed and let down. :( Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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