Shakespeare and Snow ~ We kicked the week off with snow and by attending the Shakespeare play, "The Tempest". You can't get much better than that! I know lots of people around the United States are really sick of snow, but we haven't gotten much yet. We were doing the happy dance over the inch we got.
We studied "The Tempest" using three different sources. We watched a Lego stop motion version of it on YouTube, read the version from Tales of Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, and read the play from Brick Shakespeare The Comedies. We then attended the performance at our local theater, which was very well done.
Our End of Unit Presentation ~ I decided to change it up this time and invite friends to join us. The kids had their favorite twins over to share in our end of five week celebration. We started the evening out with a meal influenced by Brazil and African food. My family had studied Brazil and Madagascar this unit, and our friends had studied the whole continent of Africa this unit.
Quotes from my children I want to remember ~ Tom Sawyer said to his sister when he found out that he was in a special needs group at our family special needs support group meeting, "Yes, I have FASD and cerebral palsy, but they really don't affect me much. I have lots of potential". Thank goodness he has that attitude.
It was a wonderful week.