Stage week is finally here, and by Sunday night Nutcracker madness will all be over until next year. This year has had some added issues like the head ballet instructor/director was hospitalized, the flu moved through the troop of mice, a child locked in a bathroom and a freak ice storm caused a few scheduling issues. However, despite all those hurdles, it’s been a good , but tiring week. The girls and I have logged in 21 hours at the stage this week….and that’s not including the prop work I’ve done at home and the two performances coming up. Here’s a few behind the scenes and dress rehearsal sneak peeks for you.
Academics: Last year I said we were taking all of December off from school. I didn’t do that, I wish I had. We’ve been on an abbreviated school day only focusing on math, language arts and piano.
Lindsey has been working on poetry this month. She’s been learning about different types of poetry, writing some of her own poems, and copying and illustrating others. She’s creating a lovely little poetry book of her own; which I’ve failed to photograph…maybe next week.
Olivia’s language arts has her working on a research paper. Her love of both history and dogs have joined forces and she’s spent untold hours reading and researching about Stubby the War Dog. I have been really surprised at the amount of time and energy she’s put into this project, and really thrilled by how much information she’s absorbed about World War I in general during this project.
Crafts: We’ve been working on a few Christmas crafts. We made a Nativity, a church and a bunch of angels….which then turned into an angelic choir singing above the church, during a live Nativity.
Piano: You know that scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life” when George Bailey’s daughter is practicing the piano for the Christmas program and he flips out on her? Yeah….I can relate. I’ve heard more of “Hark the Herald Angel Sings” this week than ever before in my life.
In commemorations of Pearl Harbor Day on December 7, I’m hosting a book give away of the book My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook . You only have until midnight December 13 to enter, so don’t delay!