From the Publisher
Experience life on a farm while drawing and writing about horses, cows, tractors, and more! Developed by an elementary school teacher and co-authored by her daughter, each colorful lesson combines beginning drawing instruction with writing exercises. Children use the books independently, or a teacher or parent may present the lessons. The series won the Teachers' Choice Award and is a regular recipient of Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards.
From the Author
At the beginning of my teaching career, I gave my students many opportunities to draw, but some were hesitant to draw or simply stated, "I can't draw". So, individually, I showed them how to look at an object and confidently convey it on paper. As the school year progressed, I found that the entire class quieted as I gave drawing tips to an individual or a small group. Some of my suggestions showed up in the pictures of the students who were already comfortable with drawing. I realized I was in effect giving drawing instruction to the entire class, so I started integrating drawing lessons into my curriculum. The lessons in our books are the social studies, science, geography, history and language arts lessons I created for my students. -- Marie Hablitzel