Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Home Education Week-Show and Tell
I asked my children what they would like me to feature on Show and Tell. They wanted me to show the history presentations. Last year we started doing history presentations in costume to correlate with our history studies. We have had a lot of fun. The children like to dress up, as long as Mom dresses up too. My parents come and my mom is especially caught on every aspect of the presentation. My husband enjoys the whole thing. Last year my mother-in-law flew 1500 miles to come see one. She hopes to come out to our last one of the year this year too. ;) These have changed slightly from unit to unit. Because my dc were weak in writing and speech skills when we started this a couple of years ago, I thought I'd start small in their weak areas and have them try a new skill with each unit. It's a lot of work but worth it since it motivates them to do present information before an audience. The grandparents are more involved and embrace homeschooling more. I am thrilled that my children are motivated to prepare for and practice their public speaking skills.