Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Multicultural Night

One of our favorite things to do each week is heading to our homeschool co-op group. This is our 3rd year at our co-op and we really enjoy it - it's good for us right now. I enjoy the break from our normal schoolweek and the kids love taking different classes.

This past fall Jefferson took a unit on astronomy, plants, and Europe. Reagan and Ashton learned about bugs, plants, and Africa. They worked on lapbooks, cooking projects, and crafts. It's really turned out well for us and thankfully so, since the last 2 years were a bit more difficult due to babies, illnesses, and Rae's behavior.
So for the end of semester, the kids all worked on projects for a multicultural night. Jefferson's class worked on lapbooks and poster board displays for Europe while I helped the Kindergartener/Prek learn about Africa. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the little kids' crafts were misplaced 2 weeks before the big night! So we worked hard on some dioramas and costumes to show instead.

They all had so much fun checking out everyone else's projects and tasting foods from different countries. We had a pastor from an lepar & orphan mission in India, an Asia dance from the middle schoolers, and a funny Aussie skit from the highschoolers! But my fave were the 3 little preschoolers in their funny little African costumes and face paint!


Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Sounds like a fun way to end the semester. It's nice when you can find a co-op or enrichment that is a good fit. Love the face paint. :)

Sharon said...

I'm all curious about the "funny Aussie skit". I'm so glad this year has been going well for you with co-op. A friend of mine here really loves hers.

~ Sharon

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Looks like a fun activity to end the semester. How cool! I love co-ops!