Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Play Practice and Summer School

Last night we went to another play practice for Wizard of Oz. Last night's practice focused on the people of Oz and the Emerald City. We got to meet the actors that will be playing Dorothy, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. They are going to be great. The young woman playing Dorothy sounds so much like Judy Garland did in the movie. Grace is getting very excited about participating in the community theater and performing with adults as well as kids. In July there will only be 8 nights out of the entire month that we won't be at the theater practicing and performing. But as I have said before, this is her passion and I am just going to let her go for it. Summer school is going well for us also. Today we are working on grammar, math, Bible, Gold Rush book, Little House book and a book I printed from the Internet, Among the Forest People for her to use for a little bit of independent reading during the day. At night she read her own book of choice. I think sometime this week we will pick back up on our nature studies. I was very impressed with the work she is doing in her grammar book right now. Today was a review over everything we have learned in the past couple of months - she had to pick out prepositional phrases, subjects, compound subjects, verbs, helping verbs, compound verbs, adverbs, infinitives, subjects from imperative sentences, and knowing not to include the word not in verb phrases. All of these were mixed up in about 15 sentences with 4-5 answers in each sentence and she only missed three in a possibility of about 30-45 totals answers. Very proud of her. Loving Easy Grammar which has made this all very easy to understand and three day a week practice.

3 comments:

Bronwyn said...

I think it is so wonderful that you are encouraging Grace in her passion for theater! I did a summer theater group when I was around 12 and loved it. It wasn't my passion but it was a wonderful experience and helped me overcome some of my shyness.

Tracy said...

Grace must be so excited for this summer!!! I have been looking for beginner theater groups for my 7 yr old. She LOVES acting and singing. She asked me if she could be an actress on stage some day. I didn't think she would be able to get up in front of people until 2 weeks ago when she sang karaoke in front of a 100 people here at the campground.....no fear, just pure excitement! I need to foster that!!! :) Hope Grace has a blast!!!

The Zoo Keeper said...

We plan on coming and watching her in the play. Let us know when tickets go on sale.