Monday, October 12, 2009

Draw and Write Through History

Last year handwriting was right up there with dental work and brussel sprouts on our fun list, but we are LOVING it this year since we are combining writing and drawing! When Mamabuzz gave us the chance to review CPR Publishing's Draw and Write Through History Creation through Jonah by Carylee Gressman, we jumped at the chance! You can purchase the book for $12.00 on the website below.

Here is the website with all the details:

You can see a sample art lesson at this link:

Here are some pictures of our best work with this book:

We really loved this book! It is really neat to have history, Bible, and even a lot of fun science facts mixed in there in the copywork. The kids really like the idea of putting together a book with their copywork and drawings - really a nice end of the year product (and keepsake) to show off! As an art teacher I loved the drawing lessons, not just step by step drawings, but also shading, perspective and it can all be as advanced or as simple as you want it to be. The subjects are challenging, but the step by step instructions make them simple. It makes such good sense to combine handwriting and drawing, as they are both about developing fine motor skills and attention to detail. The kids actually look forward to handwriting - that is such as drastic change from when I had them doing boring worksheets and I had to beg and bribe!

We can't wait to try Draw and Write Book 3: The Vikings and the Middle Ages next! There are currently 5 books in this series, with more to come! (See details on the website).
This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by CPR Publishing.

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