Today we read The Story About Ping again and studied the drawings of the illustrator – Kurt Wiese, it being FIAR “art day”. On the cover page, we determined it looked like he used mostly colored pencils with some texture, and some smooth markers for Ping’s yellow body. The sky was not just blue, but had flecks of purple. Ping was shaded with orange on his yellow feathers.

Satori replicated the artwork here:

Ping artwork

Ping artwork

Next we studied reflections upon water. How the reflections reflected objects, and looked wiggly in the water. We looked at the lines in the drawing – horizontal in the water and zooming out from the sun.


And finally, here is our Ping lapbook we’ve completed so far! Just two days to go – going over the math and science concepts gleaned from the book. This is our very first lapbook.