I skipped FIAR’s Language Art day so that David could do the more creative/exciting Art Day for A Pair of Red Clogs with Satori. I gave David the outline to follow up on our whiteboard, as a business manager, he likes it when I plan things out for him. 😉


Satori made mama proud by zeroing right in on Japan. 🙂 Then Satori threw her red clog (see previous post on the clog weather telling game) and we predicted tomorrow will be rainy. The prediction from yesterday was correct – it was a sunny day today!

David and I discussed the predominance of yellow in the book, it was shown in every page. How bright warm colors were used to convey happiness, and dull cool colors for sadness. We examined the sunset and how the illustrator used colored pencils in yellows, oranges, reds, and a bit of blue to showcase the vivid warm sunset. Satori drew Mako and the sunset in our Prismacolor pencils. She then prepared a color wheel for our “Red Clogs” lapbook, these are all the colors of clogs Mako got to choose from when selecting her pair of clogs. Guess what color Mako chose?


Then it was Family Craft time! Since David was the teacher today, he got to choose from a Japanese hanging fish or a Japanese meditation garden (diorama). He chose the fish, so mama drew the fish outlines, David cut them out, and Satori paper punched and glued the fish scales on the fish. (I am not sure David got out of his bathrobe today, but who am I to talk, I had a two hour massage!)


Mama chose lots of colorful and reflective things to punch for the scales, including photography business cards with Satori’s face on them (see above), leftover silver foil envelopes from the baby sling business (also see above), and magazine pages. As we worked, we tested Satori on her warm and cool colors and she proved to us she got the concept immediately.


Que bonita! After we made 2 fish, each one with a side of Satori’s and a side of mama and daddys. 🙂 David hung them up on our balcony.