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.
This evening Susan took Elliot to his solo festival. All members of the band have an opportunity to play a solo for a judge who rates them on various measures. I think it went well.
Along with being in band, Elliot is also singing in the 7th grade choir at his school this year.
Tonight was Elliot’s first concert with the 7th grade band. Elliot plays the saxophone and is straight down the back row, near the back.
This evening we went to a presentation at Elliot’s school where he and his classmates shared the PSAs that they made for various causes.