|Anne as the Princess, a main character role|
Out of necessity, this past week we were on break. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King always takes over our lives. It went more smoothly this year. Having only one child performer and tons of experience in managing this particular kind of adventure, does make a difference. Even though we were on break, the kids logged lots of school.
What They Accomplished ~
- Anne ~ 20 hours of Performing Arts credits
- Anne ~ 8 hours of Physical Education
- Anne ~ 2 hours of History (field trip)
- Anne ~ 2 hours of Home Economics
- Anne ~ 2 hours of Literature with our Movie Literature Club ~ Little Women
- Dean ~ 4 hours of Art, including Teen Art Lab
- Dean ~ 2 hours of Literature with Movie Literature Club ~ Little Women
- Dean ~ 1 hour of Math, using math games
- Dean ~ 2 hours of History (field trip)
|Anne dancing with her long-time teacher, Giles.|
|Anne second from the right as an elastic doll|
|Sailor (6th sailor from the left, wearing solid black shoes)|
|Anne far right front|
|Pop Rock Candy (Anne in free fall)|
|Anne front center with hands in the air|
We had lots of other fun this week, too. We went on our annual trip to see the gingerbread house competition at the Grove Park Inn.
We took my father and step-mother to the Smith-McDowell House to see it decorated for Christmas. It was stunning.
|This is a typical late 1800's mountain Christmas for an upper middle class family.|
|The cobweb game. Participants follow their assigned string color to get prizes.|
We had a little bit of extra money that we didn't need to spend on homeschool curriculum this year, so we bought an annual pass to the Biltmore Estate. You will be seeing lots of photos from there over the next year. This week we took a quick hike and went out to lunch with the visiting grandparents at the Stable Cafe. Next week, we hope to take a tour of the inside of the house to see all of the Christmas decorations.
|The back of Biltmore house off in the distance.|
What a fun week!