Saturday, June 27, 2009

School Art

These are some of the artwork that Josh did in school.

A fish with his friends (the small fish and the octopus) and a submarine, looking for a shark to kill. The seaweed and the coral are both friends. This is one of my all-time favorites!

A dead Egyptian king in his pyramid.

A rainbow turtle at the playground.

A mommy dinosaur with a baby dinosaur that just hatched out of its egg. The baby was hungry so the mommy picked some apples for the baby and then the baby said, "Yummy, yum yum!"

A chef that bumped her knee on the edge of a table.

The bad guy shot the good guy.

Josh and Daddy going out in the storm.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Drawing Frenzy

Last week, Josh was churning out page after page of drawing. Here are some of them...

A treasure map.

Based on Daddy's Civilization game, complete with map inset...

A beach scene (with a cactus!)...

For Ooh and Aah

Josh made this drawing and wanted me to send it to Ooh and Aah over at the Playhouse Disney Channel.

It's a drawing of Mickey going up in a hot air balloon, holding two black flags in one hand and two blue flags in the other.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Feathers for Lunch (Lois Ehlert)

Josh's "Big Book" this time was Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch.

We read through the book, which featured many different birds, all very colorfully illustrated: Hummingbird, cardinal, woodpecker, mourning dove, bluebird, blackbird, etc. He's supposed to pick a "favorite" bird and then make up a story and draw on the sketch book.

This is what he did:

I love how he added wood chips (he called them "sand") falling down as the woodpecker pecks away at the tree trunk. I looked at the book again and it merely shows the woodpecker perched, pecking, but no wood chips.

He drew another bird and said that it's an eagle. You'll see it how he wrote the word eagle in "outline" letters.

The orange and blue objects under the word woodpecker are feathers, like the ones in the book.

Josh's letters are still sometimes quite big, but his handwriting is definitely improving. I love how he wrote woodpecker; the letters are more uniform in size. Oh, and he spelled cat all by himself! He can spell quite a number of simple words now.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Err... Planets

This is what Josh brought home from school today.

I told him, "What a beautiful heart that is, Josh." He immediately corrected me and said, "That's a Planet Heart." He then proceeded to tell me what each object in his drawing is. (Click on the picture for a larger view.)