Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Present

Some time ago, Ann Voskamp was posting little pictures from a book: Natural Science Through the Seasons: 100 Teaching Units.
The book is hard to get, and when you do find it, it is usually priced at over $100.  If you are lucky, you can get it at a thrift shop at a really cheap price.  But that is if you are lucky.
One enterprising blogger posted links to the calendars from every (school) month.  They are worth looking at- but they are not really in printable condition.
So I went to work.
Earlier this month, I made one for September.  On letter (A4) paper- which was not really big enough.  I drew the pictures by hand and switched it all around so the moon phases fell on OUR moon phases.  It was pretty, but not quite what I wanted.
So for October, I made a change.
I switched it up.  I made it bigger, transposed the dates, moved things around added some and deleted others.  And I put it in colour.


If you click it, you should be able to get a bigger version to print out.
This is closer to what I was looking for.  But not quite.  I ended up using my pastel pencils because I realized after I had done it, that india ink is water soluble and would ruin any colours I had :)
Feel free to print it out for you own personal use only.

4 comments:

  1. you have SO outdone yourself!

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  2. This is beautiful! I've been searching for this book to purchase. Fortunately, our library has it so I've been checking it out as often as possible. I added a few scanned & photo images several pages of March, April & Sept to my sidebar. You're welcome to make those in your lovely color formats too. I think the Sept ones are best in terms of my (weak)computer capabilities. I really wish the publisher would make this book available on Google Books or Project Gutenberg or some such thing.

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  3. Thank you both :)
    Ellen I completely agree! They could make a mint on e-books alone LOL
    I will certainly go take a look at your links- thank you :)
    I intend to make them up and mix things around some so hopefully I'll get more in the works!

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  4. I love, love, love this. I highly encourage you to make more. Absolutely beautiful and inspirational. Almost inspires me to try, but I don't think I have the artistic abilities you do. Thanks for sharing October.

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