COLLECT & FIND
INTRODUCTION TO WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
POEMS FOR THE WEEK
In the Mountains on a Summer Day
Li Po - 700-761
Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
We cannot stand these shadows!
Give us the sun.
We were not made
For heavy shade,
And narrow space of stifling air
That these white things have made.
We must break through these shadows,
We must find the sun.
PLUS A SELECTION from SPLIT ROCK BOOKS
For Outside IN, we are reading Wildwood, Pablo & Birdy, Zoe in Wonderland and Pilu of the Woods. Readers are invited to read at their own pace
WEEK ONE - ACTIVITY 1
WEEK ONE - ACTIVITY 2
LOOK UP / LOOK DOWN
Look up, look down,
wherever you are. Do you see the sky? Do see trees? Do you see cracks in the sidewalk or street?
Make a sketch of what you see.
What characters do you see? What stories do they have to tell? Draw or write about them.
WEEK ONE - ACTIVITY 3
Place your sketchbook under some interesting shadows. This can be anywhere inside or outside. Lightly trace the shadows as you see them.
When you have time, you can go back over the lines that you drew. Which ones do you want to make darker, which ones can stay lighter? What shapes do you see?
You can decide to take the shapes that you drew and fill them in. We used a pencil to shade in the shapes, but you can also use your paints or colored pencils if you'd like!