Sunday, December 16, 2012

End-of-Year Show 2012

 Today was our project's end-of-year show. 
Lu participates in two of the project's five groups.

This was his eighth time around.

He's been in the show since he was two years old,
and he still loves it.

He'd been counting down the days in excitement.

Here are some moments from the singing and dancing...

Next year he'll be dedicating four half-days to project activities. That's four more hours a week than he was doing this year. It will put a strain on our homeschool schedule, and it looks like we'll be sacrificing some subjects (like grammar) to make room for the heavier commitment. But seeing Lu enjoy dance so much makes it unquestionably worth it.

We've been running the project for 10 years - so, many more than we've been homeschooling. As homeschoolers now, it's an extra benefit that Lu has several hours of being with other children and learning to work in a group, right in our back yard. This has meant that socialization has never been an issue, or something we've had to go and look for. Since there are no homeschool co-ops, libraries, or art schools around here, it would be very difficult.

The way the project works is that the students become assistants, and then teachers; so Lu is aiming to be teaching workshops in a few years. He'll have to be able to lead group activities confidently - like team-building games, arts & crafts, and dance warm-ups.

Well, I'm exhausted after organizing all of that - rehearsals, diplomas, costumes... Now, I'm officially on vacation for six weeks. We'll still be doing some math, and some reading, but it's pretty much holiday time in my house until next year.

Hope you're having lovely days!


  1. WOO HOO! Wonderful photos! And happy holidays to you! Enjoy your well-deserved vacation with your family!

  2. Wow - your Lu likes a fabulous dancer! Wonder where he gets that from? Have a great break - you both deserve it!