Monday, March 11, 2013


We celebrated Katie's birthday and the end of Unit 3 of Tapestry's Year Four history study today at co-op! 

Here is Katie, with the beautiful cake my mom made for her. It was very well received!

The younger group presented a part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and then a Latin prayer.

 The older group did a "Barbara Walters Interview/Round Table Discussion" sort of presentation. They each portrayed a famous person from the unit we just finished, and their teacher had earlier given them a list of the topics to prepare to discuss in character.

From the left, you see John F. Kennedy, Barbara Walters, Mao Zedong, and Mahatma Gandhi. At the other end of the table, where you can't see him, is Malcolm X.
Travis opted not to shave his head, and then, on Sunday afternoon, we realized that we don't own any white sheets. He could have gone as "young Gandhi in a blazer," but instead he went with this vaguely "ethnic" look. More like "Gandhi dresses up in clothes borrowed from Geronimo and Buddy Holly." Still, if you could have seen Malcolm X (which you can't), you'd find Travis's costume very authentic. And he certainly gives off a very Gandhi vibe!

After we got home, Katie disappeared into her room. When she came out, it was to show me the gloves she'd sewed. Made her own pattern and all (actually, I don't even know where she got the fabric. I should check on her sheets!). I told  her they are very nice, but that I'm not sure where she'll wear them. She had the answer to that one, though. "I'll wear them to church, of course!" 

That's my girl!

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