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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chasing George Washington and Last Day of Co-Op

I mentioned earlier that we were going to see “Chasing George Washington” at The Grand Opera House on Wednesday.  Well, it was a WONDERFUL trip.  I don’t remember ever going to The Grand, but that’s not a promise that I didn’t go as a child.  I just don’t remember.  But – Caleb and I will definitely be going back!  The play was really cute, and Caleb had a blast.  After the play, we joined some friends for lunch at Moe’s Southwest Grill, and it was a fun time as well.
We were not allowed to take pictures during the play, so I can’t oblige you there.  And with an “uncooperative picture-taking” Caleb, well, my picture taking was limited.  So, here’s what you get…

Today was the last day of our Fall Homeschool Co-op session.  It was a very busy, but fun eight weeks.  Both boys had lots of fun, and they both made new friends.  Hopefully, they both learned a little bit as well.  That is, after all, what it’s all about, right?!!?
We ended the session with a pot-luck lunch and presentation time today.  All of the classes did a wonderful job this session, and it seems that all the children enjoyed co-op.  I, myself, enjoyed teaching for a change.  After being out of the classroom for more than 5 years, it was a good feeling to be back in the “teacher’s seat”.  Granted, yes, I homeschool Caleb, but it’s different when you have a class of little eager ears (that belong to OTHER children) listening to every word.   I’m looking forward to teaching more classes at our spring session beginning in March.  Right now though…I’m going to enjoy that break.
Caleb took the Eric Carle class that I taught, a Time & Money class, and a World of Animals class.  According to him, the Animals class was his favorite.  Needless to say, I’m not surprised.  Here are some pictures of some of the crafts that he did and pictures from the presentation dinner today.
Micah was sooo loud during the presentation.  But – he enjoyed himself as is evident by his “chair climbing.”IMG_4527  Caleb and his friend, Emerson.  These boys had so much fun together.IMG_4528 Caleb and Emerson during the Time & Money song.IMG_4529Caleb…he’s growing up so fast.IMG_4531 This is a panda that Caleb decorated using crumpled tissue paper.IMG_4533 This is a “Life Cycle of the Butterfly” activity that we did after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  We put sesame seeds on the green leaf to represent the eggs, rolled black/white/yellow pipe cleaners together to represent the caterpillar, added a green (using food coloring) cottonball for the chrysalis, and then colored the butterfly.IMG_4536 This is a spider web (and spider) that Caleb drew using chalk.  He then traced it with silver glitter glue.  We did this after reading The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.IMG_4538


blueviolet said...

You had such cute ideas! No wonder he loved it so well. He's really a handsome young man!

Anonymous said...

We love Moe's. Haven't been in a while. Caleb definitely looks like he's grown!

Margot said...

We loved our Co-op too. Can't wait for next session. Like the new look. I'm working on my blog and hope to be a more regular poster soon.

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