Last Friday Joshua's 4th grade class had their big activity day for the year, Colonial Day. It was the culmination of much of what they have studied this year. Josh borrowed a costume from our neighbors. I think he looks quite "dashing"!
For me, the highlight of the day was the strings concert. This is the first time these kids have performed. Most of them (Josh included) just started their instrument a few months ago. They did really well - very few squeaks or wrong notes.
You can see the top of Josh's head in this picture. I don't know if they were sitting by height or by "chair" as they would rank-wise in a real orchestra.
Josh did a great job! I think he felt the same way, by that proud smile. Priceless!
After the concert the kids sang and danced for us. Here Josh is doing the Virginia Reel with his partner Maddie. Maddie is also one of my piano students, so it was extra fun to see them dance together.
Josh told me a few weeks ago he wasn't too happy about this whole "dancing with a girl thing", but at least he was happy he had a nice friend to dance with, instead of one of those annoying girls.
Bow to your partner...
And a do-si-do...
Love this shot! I think he had a lot of fun.
In the morning the kids made Colonial crafts and did activities. They made old fashioned toys, candle dipping, and made butter. After the concert they did a food tasting. I was in charge of food - we have the best parents in 4th grade! They sent in some yummy homemade applesauce, bread, corn fritters, beef and buffalo jerky (which smelled disgusting but the kids loved it!) and ginger cookies. It was a fun day, but I have to admit, God knew what he was doing when he put me in this century. I'm not sure I would have fared well as a pioneer woman.