We have joined two different homeschool groups since arriving in our new home. One group is a "co-op" and offers weekly classes (I wrote about HERE). The other group is a "support" group, and offers fieldtrip opportunities, moms' nights, field day, used-curriculum sales, etc. (These are two separate and distinct groups, but there is a lot of overlap in the families between these two different groups.)
|The awesome handwriting on these directional signs, courtesy of yours truly. BLECH, my handwriting stinks!|
The homeschool support group recently hosted an event entitled, "Passports Around the World." It was fabulous! Families signed up to host a country table, and offered information, food, music, etc. to children who visited around and had their passport stamped in each country.
Our family hosted a "China" table.
|An opportunity to practice the Chinese character for "love"|
|Here is a Chinese bible, a tea set purchased in China, and an opportunity to practice using jade chopsticks|
We also offered samples of Egg Drop Soup (it all got eaten up, and one Egg-drop-soup-lover said it was good! phew!)
Noah is obsessed with Europe - England and Paris specifically - so he did his own table for England:
|He passed out samples of "English Breakfast" tea|
This event was fun from beginning to end. The president of the group asked me to help with this event. Which basically meant we had a couple of fun meetings (their kids included)...and did some work together. Here we all are sitting around cutting out country stamps together:
And then the evening of the event was fun - learning new info while having fun with friends!
|E with her buds, K and R, also adoptees|
|G and A caught several rides in this "tuk tuk".|
To conclude the evening, everyone participated in Polka lessons!
|My sweet friends Amy and Sherry...whom I am so very thankful for!|
|Abigail is NOT a wall flower...no way was she going to be excluded from the dancing!|
|My sweet friend Karen, who is just too cute.|
|Instead of Polka-ing, these kiddos snuck out to the room next door to get some foosball playing in with their buddies|
...for a bit...