Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WAK Parent Demonstration

Back on Sunday, November 11/20 we had the parent demonstration for WAK (Worship Arts for Kids).  This is similar to a recital where the kids demonstrate the skills that they’ve learned during the semester.  The preschoolers went first and definitely were the most entertaining.

Demonstrating whether a note was high or low
Playing rhythm instruments - fast and slow/soft and loud - Miriam beat her block so hard that she broke the head off of her stick. You can see it flying in the last picture.
Singing a song and keeping steady beat with clapping, stomping, patching, head bobbing, and sticking your tongue out
Marching to the steady beat
Lastly, their favorite song - The Beetle Song - crawling like a beetle and then flying away!
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
The older kids read a dramatic reading, sang songs with and without choreography, and kept a steady beat with rhythm sticks.
Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket

Saturday, November 26, 2011

School Week 8 Highlight

This past week Micah studied the letter "G" and the number "7". So one of our snacks for the week was graham crackers. She had 7 crackers and made them into the number "7."
Photobucket Photobucket

Sunday, November 20, 2011

WAK in Worship

Last Sunday, the kids lead helped to lead in worship. First they did a dramatic reading and then sang "Love Never Fails".
Afterwards, they played "America, the Beautiful" on boomwhackers while the congregation sang. Finally, they played "Hosanna" with the praise team and band.
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket

Saturday, November 19, 2011

4th Annual Homeschool Thanksgiving Celebration

On Thursday, we had our 4th Annual Homeschool Thanksgiving Celebration at our house. We had around 100 people for this event. For some reason, I didn't take many pictures although I felt that I walked around alot getting glimpses of everyone participating. I guess I was just tired from preparing for the event. So here's a little glimpse of the event.

Thanksgiving info station - Ms. Amanda did a great job preparing for this station. She kept asking for more time to finish her presentation for the kids.
Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Cupcake Turkey - Thanks to Mrs. Tiany who made all the cupcakes so that the kids could decorate them like a turkey.
We also had these make-a-turkey sticker sheets for them to do after they completed their cupcakes.

Placemat weaving - Mrs. Rachel prepared all the strips of paper for the kids to use for this activity.
Butter making - The kids each took a turn shaking some heavy whipping cream which eventually turned to butter. Mrs. Allison did a great job talking to the kids about how animals have jobs on the farm. She even brought some of her chickens for the kids to see. One of the chickens even laid an egg while she was at our house. Amy brought some wheat berries and freshly ground flour for the kids to see where bread comes from. For some reason, I took the most pictures at this station...must have been the fresh butter and homemade bread that made me stick close!
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Corn station - Mrs. Laura did a great job presenting information about the different types of corn and the different uses of corn. She even grew some of her own corn to show us and she made some popcorn for the kids to snack on during the presentation.
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket
Thanksgiving craft station - The kids made this "Give Thanks" craft from Oriental Trading.
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket
After all the stations were completed, it was time for our feast.
Check out Amy's pictures from the celebration.