Friday, January 13, 2017

MLB Pages - Stories of the Saints

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I've taught some of these saints before, but these MLB photographs are from last school year's version. My daughter Leah did this block in 6th grade because she was new to Waldorf education and I thought she would enjoy it. I also felt like it laid a good foundation for the study of the Middle Ages later that year.

Please also check out the Saints page on my website
It is full of a variety of resources and notes for these blocks!

My favorites?

I do love the watercolor painting for Rose of Lima. Leah painted her bed and then added coarse sea salt so that it had the texture of the broken pottery and glass she slept on. You can't really tell this from the photograph but the effect in person is quite nice.

I loved her dedication, which I thought was adorable! "Dedicated to Colman, Isidore, and all of those hundreds of saints that didn't get to have a page in my MLB. Your stories are magnificent; my mom just didn't pick you."

I also thought it was hilarious that she wrote the legend of Saint Kevin "in the style of Paul Harvey."

And, finally, I like the creative way she drew her summary for Elzéard Bouffier, The Man Who Planted Trees, inside an acorn. (Some people do "Saints and Virtuous People" instead of just a "Saints" block. When we were doing this block she happened to find an old cassette tape of this book. When she learned who he was, she asked if we could include him in her MLB as well, so of course I said yes. It was a very happy accident!)

Click on any picture to enlarge it and scroll through the pages with ease.

Saint Michael
Harvest Loaf story from All Year Round
legend from Whittle Your Ears

this illustration goes with the Harvest loaf story/recipe

Saint Rose of Lima
story from More Once-Upon-a-Time Saints

Saint Francis of Assisi

our wet-on-wet (and she was new to this so she made them way too wet) watercolor paintings from Thomas Wildgruber's book

Saint Francis and the birds
story from Stories of the Saints

Saint Francis and the wolf of Gubbio
story from Saints Among the Animals

Saint Lioba
story from Stories of the Saints

Elzéard Bouffier, The Man Who Planted Trees

watercolor painting from Kelly Morrow of an oak tree by a stream

Saint Martin of Tours
story from More Once-Upon-a-Time Saints

tissue paper window transparency from Martinmas

Saint Kevin
story from Saints Among the Animals

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
story from Stories of the Saints

multi-media collage: block beeswax crayon background, dried rose petals, tissue paper rose, finger knitted yarn for the stem

Saint Joan d'Arc
excerpt from Hundred Years War chapter in A Child's History of the World

Saint Hilda
story from Saints Among the Animals

her final page:  her book's dedication

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