The most exciting news we had this week was our new friends that joined us for Music, PE and Art. During music we had three new homeschooling students. We worked on pitch while getting to know one another, sang a new song in 6/8 time. We used scarves to dance and move to different types of music and picked our favorite song to sing, "Gypsy in the Moonlight".
For PE the next day, the same family joined us. Next week we will have one more family join us for a total of 10 students! We started with rules and stretching. Then we organized the game so we could get our heart rates up and then slow them down with the next game. We played "Get Out of Town", "A What?", "Bean Bag Dodge Ball", "The Human Knot", and "Who's it?". Each week we will add at least one new game.
Art has the largest enrollment with 14 students, a total of three families. Thank goodness we have the art room organized to fit all those kids. This week we drew a raccoon peeking out of a hole in a tree. Judd started with a few warm-up activities introducing vocabulary. The next warm up was different parts of the raccoon they needed to copy. This really helped the kids see that the drawing of the raccoon is just a bunch of blobs, straight lines and curved lines. Judd had everyone follow along with him as he walked the kids through drawing the raccoon. It was wonderful to see how the students got excited to look down at their papers to see the raccoon appear as they drew.