Columbus, Sailing West/Map of Americas, The Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, Reaching Land, The PeopleAutumn Harvest
Apple, Grapes, Squirrel, Owl, Goose, Pumpkin, Scarecrow, Deciduous Tree, Leaves and Seeds, Evergreen Tree, Needles and ConesThe Weather
Plane in the Clouds, Truck in the Rain, Sledding in the Snow, Car in the Fog, Sailboat in the Wind
Art Elements and Principles
At the end of each unit, several pages focus on a specific art element or principle. In Book 2 they are:
- Patterns and Symmetry—see the grapes and the cones lessons
- Mirror Images—see the owl and the pumpkin lessons
Sample LessonsLessons are displayed on our home page.
Swan and Heron Lessons (pdf, 373k) with a list of the books.
Four short sentences (manuscript style) are shown for copy work. The writing practice should be adjusted to fit the child’s abilities and needs. In addition, any handwriting style may be practiced The following is from a Book 2 lesson:
Some trees lose their leaves.
The leaves fall in autumn.
Branches are bare in winter.
New leaves grow in spring.
- 64 pages, printed on quality paper
- Soft-cover, 8.5” x 11”
- 21 lessons in each book
“In the seven years these lessons have been part of my curriculum, I have watched my students gain confidence in their drawing skills enabling them to draw creatively on their own.” — Virginia C., 1, 2 Grade Teacher