I just looked at my last post. May 6th? Where did May go?
We are entering our last week of school with lots of fun things planned. I'm trying to finish strong here, but it's been a little hard. We're ready for summer.
For our last week, the kids and I are planning a "finale" of sorts. My parents will be here next week, so we may wait and do it then. Then daddy won't be the only audience member. We're also decorating our school room with this years "progress." I'll post pictures next week.
Some of what I am working on for the Streams Academy Year-in-Review....
For Language Arts.... Hannah will recite all the poems she memorized this year. Will and Peter will introduce her and act as props. Poems include: The Caterpillar (Rossetti), The Cow (Stevenson), The Wind (Stevenson), The Swing (Stevenson), Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Frost), There Once Was a Puffin (Florence Page Jaques), The Moon (Stevenson), Bird Talk (Aileen Fisher).
For Art.... We studied four artists this year - Monet, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Seurat. Each of us (the three kids and me) will be a different artist, wear a smock, have a paintbrush in hand pretending to on prints of their actual works. While we talk a little about ourselves, our work, where we live, what we like to paint. I will be giving them simple scripts. Either Will or Peter will be a bandaged ear Van Gogh I am sure (the boys love to mention that detail of his life). This may be a bit much for Peter, but he will not be excluded! He must be a part of it all. : ) Also this week, we are going on a big National Gallery field trip.
I still need to figure out a bit for Music and Ancient History (something Rome themed). We'll see how much energy I have this week.
Other things around here...
- I went to CHAP (Homeschool Convention in PA) a couple weeks ago and settled on a few things for next year. I'm really excited about what we are going to do for History. I'll write more about that later.
- And I'm back on a Mac. After three long years on a PC, I convinced my husband we should got to the Apple Store. I've been setting it all up over this last week. So much fun.
- Our tadpole that we have had all school year grew legs last week. And yesterday... "arms!" The kids are thrilled! We started with 8 tadpoles in September and this little guy has hung with us. This whole experience has showed me that I am not ready for a real pet. Cleaning that container, feeding him... it didn't always happen in a timely manner. It's a miracle he survived. : ) Now, what do I do with this soon-to-be frog?