The school year is always busy, but by this time of the year I'm going warp speed.
We are working on our spring musical; this year it's The Jungle Book. So, in addition to keeping up with academics. we are rehearsing, building sets, and making costumes ~ wolves, elephants, monkeys, vultures, a snake, a panther, a tiger, a jackal, and a boy who needs much more than a loin cloth, partly because Mowgli is being played by a girl. I like the children to have an active role in all parts of production, so in addition to building flats and sets, I am teaching them to cut out the patterns, pin, and use a sewing machine to make their costumes. They are doing a great job and the performance is going to be awesome!
Working on Flats
Shere Khan's Costume is Done
Next week, we spend our school days at the theater, and that Friday is opening night. Everyone is pumped.
If that was all we were doing, that would be busy enough, but with faculty meeting and parent conferences this week, and board meeting and committee meetings, I have put in two 12 hours days, as well as two days of 'regular' hours which included trips to the fabric store after school.
No rest this Saturday. The great news is that we got a garden grant from Whole Foods to help with the cost of our school farm garden and chicken coop. As part of the grant, we need to have a Garden Party (should be fun) and Whole Foods will send a representative to grill hot dogs and vegetarian hot dogs, and provide other snacks for the party. We will be making stepping stones for the garden as one of our activities.
We hatched chicks in an incubator in the kindergarten. They are so stinkin' cute!
I saw this idea on Facebook and thought it might be a fun activity for the children at the garden party. If I get it together to get the materials, I'll make it one of the available activities.
Because I have been so tied up with meetings, I have not been able to get my step goal in. I've been getting in walks when I can, though. I suspect next week I'll get my steps while in working in the theater and rehearsing the children.
So 6 weeks left to go. In addition to the spring musical, we have a swimming field trip, a concert field trip (Black Violin ~ looks exciting!), spring testing, our own band/orchestra concert, graduation, and our three day end of the school year camping trip.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….