On May 2nd, we participated in our end of the year production/project fair with our homeschool co-op. It was a great event that had tables set up displaying all the work the kids had been doing in their various classes all semester, complete with photos, projects, etc. There was also a two hour program where the kids did things in their class groups, as well as individually. Our overall subject theme this semester was mostly dealing with government in some format, so many of the program pieces were in this area. Both Ruby and Fawn's classes sang songs, such as "Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue", Yankee Doodle Dandy and said the Pledge of Allegiance. Ruby's class invited their Daddies to join them on stage for a rousing round of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes", which was a crowd pleaser to be sure. Mike did great and was able to keep up with the preschoolers quite nicely.
Gabriella had two classes she presented with, one where they went through all the presidents of the United States, and the other was the class I taught; we signed "God Bless America" in ASL.
Christopher was part of a skit (he was the narrator) and also helped with a government class presentation, as well as helping with the mock election that took place that night to conclude a semester long mock campaign for mayor that two women from the community participated in to really allow our students to experience all aspects of the campaign process and an election.
Individually, Christopher played a piano selection, and Gabriella recited a memorized poem, then concluded with a piano piece. They both did wonderfully.
Elliot sadly was not able to be there that night due to having been ill all week prior and still was at that time. He was hugely disappointed.
After the program, there were treats and time to visit. It was a special night to end a fabulous year with our homeschool group. We are so blessed to be a part of a group with so many wonderful families.
When we arrived home, we told Elliot all about the evening, and let him watch the videos we'd filmed throughout the program.
Homeschool Co-op Classes This School Year
**All the kids had Phy-Ed class each semester in addition to the following academic classes
Ruby: 1st Semester - Sign Language & Story Starters Class
2nd Semester: Little Patriots & Art/Music/Creativity
Fawn: 1st Semester - Drawing & Story Starters (activities that accompany classic children's books) 2nd Semester: Human Body & The Minute Kids (government class)
Gabriella: 1st Semester - Whiz Kidz Science & Art
2nd Semester: American Sign Language & Government/Presidents Class
Elliot: 1st Semester - Debate & Human Video (artistic movement to music to tell a story)
2nd Semester - Chemistry & Government
Christopher: 1st Semester - Institute for Creative Writing & Human Video
2nd Semester - Debate & Government