Tuesday, May 4, 2010

End of the Year Party

Tonight was our homeschool group's end of the year party.  It was such a great evening with our friends.  We ate and ate and ate!  We ordered pizza and each family brought a side or a dessert.  There was so much delicious food! 

The kids played and then each child had the opportunity to present something that they had learned this school year.  The kids were precious!  We had little ones reading, reciting memory verses, singing, sharing research papers and so on.  Arin was excited to get in front of everyone, but quickly decided she did not want to talk.  It didn't take her long to warm up to the idea though.  She read words from her heart tiles and she also gave answers to verbal addition and subtraction problems.  As shy as she was at first, she did not want to leave the front of the room and she wanted to know when it'd be her turn again!

Ater each family presented something, all of the kids got together to sing "You've Got a Friend in Me".  They were adorable and seeing them all together brought back memories of when I was a child and I sang in our children's choir at church.  I remembered loving those times and I could tell by the smile on Arin's face that she was also enjoying herself.

We had rented a wonderful facility for the event.  It was right next to a playground, which the children loved!

Shortly after having Arin, while were were still tossing around the idea of homeschool, I decided I would start her in kindergarten at the age of four.  As the years have gone by, I have continued to hold on to that plan.  We agreed that we would start at four and tailor the curriculum to Arin's needs, possibly dragging it out two years (through what would be her official kindergarten year as well).  As I was getting ready for the party today, I realized that I will have a kindergartener this fall!  Most of the time, she seems so mature for her age, yet at the same time, it is so hard to believe (and a little sad) how quickly she is growing up!

1 comment:

jasnjoj said...

Wasn't last night great? And Arin did wonderful - what a smart little girl (and what a good teacher she's had)!

Thanks for taking and sharing all those pictures, Cara!