The fun family of Clara and her girls will share the parts of a Play and end with a fun performance that all the kids can join (loosely based on the story everyone knows : the Three little 3 Pigs.) For the finale, everyone can join in and there can be multiples of any character. It will be similar to how we did the below story.
Here are three links they recommended and used while doing research for this fun parkday theme.
This one helps understand Elements of Stories.
Here is a rap version called Flocabulary, sharing the Elements of stories and plays.
This is an interactive play/story of Cinderella.
One of our lovely Moms, Christina will host a Yoga Day for kids and parents alike. Come in comfy clothes and bring a blanket to lay out on. Practice some new poses and enjoy the standbys as well a do some meditation.
Career Day postponed to 5/21 due to Rain on 5/14
In addition to actively learning about art, history and science on our homeschool Fieldtrips, we get to dialogue with passionate people who LOVE their jobs. I almost always ask these people to tell the kids how their job is perfectly suited for them. This opens a great line of conversation and brings our kids that much closer to a future profession. Want to build the world’s largest fountains check out our amazing visit to WET? Interested in working outside with animals and protecting endangered species check our our visit to an gibbon sanctuary?
Kids will take turns Presenting a Professional Job they may want to pursue or just find interesting (like those found in this great alphabetical list of career options.)
To learn more, kids can interview someone with that position, google search about it or go to the library to find out more in books. Maybe a movie or youtube interests them. Almost every job has requirements or skills that help make you more qualified for a job.
Should you know how to swim if you want to study dolphins or whales?
Should you like to sketch outfits or enjoy sewing if you want to design a line of clothing?
Should you like reading if you are going to be a librarian?
Do you need to have a college degree to be an eye doctor, fireperson, police officer, or marine biologist?
Now it might seem like our children are too young to start in on their profession, but there are many mentoring and part-time positions available for their age groups. Kids can volunteer at the humane shelter if they are interested in becoming a veterinarian. The Santa Monica Aquarium and Heal the Bay has numerous volunteer and internship opportunities. Do you have a graphic artist friend who could take an hour or two to show your child their latest projects?
This is where being a homeschool parent also means being the Director of Resources. Take a closer look at your children’s interests and see if you can help match it with a fieldtrip, relative or mentor. This is why I took my fashion-maven girls to a tour of FIDM, LA’s reknowned Fashion Institute and got special permission to take them to the annual FIDM runway show above.