Rose’s class had a music concert. The first grade sang four songs, which took about 20 minutes. It was great.
This evening Mari had her second showing of Gossamer. It is a one-act play that she is participating in as part of the Iowa High School Speech Association’s annual competition. Districts were a couple of weeks ago in Oceola and her group qualified for State, which was hosted today at Valley. They will find out on Monday if they make it through to the All-State competition. There are no photos during the show, so we must settle for before and after.
PS – Mari’s show was on Friday night and most of the acts and shows were on Saturday. We spent most of the day there enjoying the various acts: short plays, improv, radio production, tv production, musicals, readers theater, choral reading.
Mari made this cool art piece this year in her 3-d foundations course.
Andrew had his second orchestra concert of the year. The final song they played was Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was enjoyed by all.
Today was RACE Day at Lucia and Rose’s school. RACE stands for Race Around Crossroads park Elementary. Lucia ran about 2.5 miles and Rose ran about a mile, with Susan and I joining in. Both girls ran well and had a lot of fun.
I have been woefully behind on the blog. I decided that to catch up I would just do a few posts that cover entire months. Here comes May. . .
Andrew had his first orchestra concert since the beginning of the pandemic. We chose to stream the concert and watched from the comfort of our home.
Today was the first day of school for the older kids. Our school district offered either an in-person or online option and we opted for online, at least through January. The kids connect into an actual class where most kids are in the classroom but a few are online. The logistics turned out to be a little complicated to sort out because they are operating on a block schedule, where the kids only have 4 classes each day. In some ways that makes it easier, but we have to be sure we are ready for each day, and there are a few twists that add some occasional confusion.