Monday, May 24, 2010

Time

This is our first week where we really don't have to be anywhere else. What I mean is, since the end of August last year every Tuesday and Thursday we were a Fine Arts classes for three hours. It will be nice to be able to relax and not have to be somewhere in the mornings on those days. Of course she still has a private art lesson once a week and volunteers at the library one morning a week. I have totally overbooked us for the summer starting in about three weeks. Great things just keep popping up that we can do. It all started with the acting bug and Grace auditioning for Wizard of Oz - got a bit part and rehearsals start next week but doesn't get intense until mid July. Last summer she went to Mosaic Arts Camp held by another church in town - only $25.00 and she wanted to go again, this time she will be taking pottery, sculpting, and Art II and that is in June. Next she asked me if another church in town will have Eden Art Camp like they did last year - well we got home and there was an email about Eden Art Camp. Signed up for it in the beginning of July. We learned yesterday that there will be a Volleyball camp to get ready for the volley ball season in the Fall that we will be attending in July also. Last but probably not least the teacher I helped with drama all this past year asked if I was interested in helping her with a drama camp where the kids will do Christian dramas. Of course I couldn't say no - that will be in August. So as you can see we will have no time again. Also all through the summer she will be doing the private art lessons and volunteering at the library. Grace's gifts are in the arts, so I try to let her do as much as she wants in those fields. Sometimes academics take a back seat but isn't that why we homeschool, to give our children a chance ti excel in the things they do well.

3 comments:

The Zoo Keeper said...

It's a really good thing you don't have 4 kids to homeschool right now! I don't know how you do all of that with only Grace and not drive yourself nutty with everything you have scheduled. Lots of time for you to crochet while waiting!

Leslie said...

Sounds like y'all have a fun and busy summer planned. My Rebecca was in the Wizard of Oz last year. What a fun play! Enjoy!

Blessings
Leslie

Chris said...

Grace sounds like a wonderfully creative girl. She is so lucky to have a mom like you who understands that helping your child follow their passions is much more important than trying to shove in all the academic subjects in every week. I'll look forward to your posts over the summer, that is if you have time to write!