Some of us decided we wouldn't want this guy greeting us every morning, but today we studied this painting by Guiseppe Arcimboldo. We talked about the fruit, vegetables and grains used to create this painting. We also took a look at some statues that were of this painting as well as a few others inspired by Arcimboldo's work. Then, we made our pictures of people made of food.
We continued our study of setting. We reviewed a book we read yesterday called The Mitten String, by Jennifer Rosner. This is the story of a family who shear sheep and produce the best wool and yarn in the village. The family finds a young woman with her baby along the side of the road waiting for her husband to return with the wagon wheel fixed that broke on their journey. The woman is deaf and wears a bright blue piece of yarn that is connected to the baby. Ask me to tell you why she does this, and to tell you about the setting and clues we used to determine the place and time this story took place.
Have a nice weekend!