Last week Hope gave a brief speech to her co-op class about Mary Slessor. She was nervous, but got through it. She had really practiced at home making eye contact with her audience, but after her speech she told me, "Mom, I just couldn't look up at everyone. I knew if I did I would stop!"
Sydney wanted to attempt to type her speech about Amy Carmichael. She did type the first draft, along with her friend's help. I helped her on the second draft with the typing. She dictated some more details and we worked together to make improvements. Sydney was so scared to present her speech, but made it through! She did it!
In our focus on the 1970s, we talked a bit about environmentalism, pollution, and recycling. We had earlier toured a recycling sorting facility with our co-op, so I gave Lane the assignment of designing his own recycling center. He drew the floor plan on paper and then built it with Toby's duplo blocks.
In the picture above you see the loading zone on the left. The conveyor belt brings in the "trash" and workmen stand along the side sorting. The round yellow piece is the office table. Over on the right you see the trucks pulling up to the building.