Drama class is at an end for this term. It was a success! Together with their classmates they put together their very own play, which was performed last Saturday at Festival Place. The storyline was fabulous and put together well; I was impressed!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The big day came after their drama performance at Festival Place, making for a full day!
Summer did well, attending to her customers and making change. We picked up a few goodies ourselves from other tables.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Can I impress upon you how much I love this season? It fills my heart with a warm glow. The lights, the music, the smells, the cheer and joy everywhere!
The magic in the air. Unmistakable. Undeniable.
And I love that my kids adore it just as much as I do.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
We haven't missed a Friday Games Day so far this year. It's probably Cai's favorite day of the week. The last time I told him we were going for a car ride he eagerly asked "gym ball ball" with bright round, expectant eyes.
The kids have been enjoying the free range play with friends old and new.
Over the last two Friday's, they sewed pillows.
The kids also enjoyed putting together a gift box for a third world child. I forget the name of the group that puts together the initiative, but it's a wonderful program. Kids across the country put together these gifts with a variety of contents - writing implements, notebooks, soap, toothbrushes, combs, books, toys, games and the like. All topped with a personal note and message. The packages are gathered at various locations and delivered to children in need.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Summer built a floating boat and learned about density and other watery things while Aidan studied light at the Telus World of Science homeschool classes last week.
My favorite part was Aidan's animated sharing of the difference between convex versus concave, and refraction versus reflection.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I'm amazed that I have never been to the food bank and I'm surprised that I know so little about it. Tonight Summer and I ventured to the St. Albert Food Bank for a tour and volunteering session with our Brownie unit.
It blew my mind! I never knew they did so much. I never knew the scope. Not only do they provide free showers and laundry services for the homeless, as well as cooking classes and food and baby supplies, but they also counsel people to help get them back on their feet again - from helping them wth taxes, filling out government assistance forms to writing resumes and helping people find jobs. Their whole goal is to help people so they don't need to return to them.
Summer and I loved the tour of the facility. We were both excited to get to work as well, sorting through bagged donations from grocery stores. It was a lot of fun to do and both of us walked away wanting to volunteer on a regular basis. It's a wonderful program and so satisfying to lend a hand.
Friday, November 1, 2013
The weather has continued to be gorgeous for Halloween and also for our homeschooling group's annual Halloween Walk.
The kids went trick or treating with friends this year and loved it. They also enjoyed taking the time to trade candies, before their friends left for the night.
The Halloween Walk was the night after Halloween this year. It was great to meet up with friends in the community.
A large fire, lots of good food to eat and a wonderful story led by actors down a jackolantern lined path, made the Walk an enjoyable experience as usual.