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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sock Hop and Soda Shop: Truth Treasure Hunters Celebrate

It is hard to believe that we finished up our third quarter of school! One of my favorite things about our Tapestry of Grace co-op is our unit celebrations. This quarter we covered the Post-War era through the Johnson presidency, which means we studied the the independence of India and Pakistan, the Middle East, the Korean War, the Cold War, the civil rights struggle, the space race, the 1950s culture, the Kennedy presidency, the Vietnam War and President Johnson.
The three Edwards students stand in front of their Peanuts posters (drawn by mom, colored in by the students) and their written compositions.

Lapbooks on display, made by Edwards students and the other Truth Treasure Hunters, about President John F. Kennedy.

Salt-dough maps of East Asia.

The Edwards' kids Andy Warhol inspired art (in frames), Lane's Apollo rocket (made from paper towel tubes) and school books.

Hope shows her lapbook to Mr. Edwards.

Lane shows his rocket to Grandpa S.

Sydney shows her Tapestry of Grace workbook to Grandpa Edwards.

The  Truth Treasure Hunter group poses in their 1950s inspired attire.

Our evening began with time for each of the Truth Treasure Hunters to give an oral presentation. Some presented artwork, some read their writing compositions, and some did both. 

After the presentations, we had some gallery time for the kids to show their guests and their dads what they've been working on in the last nine weeks.

We concluded with a sock hop and served black cows (i.e. root beer over ice cream). The kids (and Grandpa S.!) danced to 1950s hits. It was a grand evening.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

"Black cows" That's such a funny name! They all look gorgeous in their 50s-style clothing.

On a completely different note, please tell Toby we have finally taken up his recommendation of Frog and Toad books. Joshua has read the first two stories from F&T Together and really enjoyed them. Before he read the words, he thought the pictures didn't indicate a good story, but by the end of the first story he was very excited when I brought the book out again the following night to read. "Oh yay! The book about Frog and Toad!" he exclaimed. He even went so far as to recommend the book to Jeff, (his Dad). "I think Daddy would like this story because it's about gardening."

Love in Christ,
~ Sharon

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