The unit celebration was such fun, but when we tucked Molly in to her bed last night, she said, "It wasn't really how I was expecting..." To which I replied, "Well, what were you expecting?" She said, "I thought it was going to be more party-like." Everyone sort of blinked at her and I said, "Seemed like a party to me--did you dress up? Did you eat hot dogs? Did you have a root beer float? Did you roast marshmallows? Did you do a skit? Did you play with your friends? Jump on the trampoline?" She agreed with us, then, but I still would love to be inside her head and get to "see" exactly what she was imagining. Anyway, it was a party, and the kids were able to enjoy the accomplishments of the last quarter and the moms and dads were able to fellowship. Lovely.
Here are some photos from the evening. I always find it difficult to take indoor photos in the evening and at night and have them turn out half way well, but at least I have a record of the fun.
|Meriwether Lewis and his Newfoundland, Seaman|
|The TOG crew!|
|Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery...and Ewan!|
|Flat-bottom boats and barges inspired by the Swiss Family Robinson|
|Isaac, one of our dialectic students showing his timeline display|
|Salt dough maps and president books from this quarter|
|Cumulative map of South America|
|Various lap books and displays|