Our co-op had our Unit Celebration for Unit 2 of Tapestry of Grace last Friday night. A fun time was had by all :-)
Our evening started with the Rhetoric kids reading character sketches they had written about characters from the Odyssey. We don't normally assign writing in our co-op, so we weren't sure what we would get. They did a pretty good job, though. We told them to write a 3-minute oral report, and gave them character qualities to concentrate on based on one of their questions from the Week 17 SAP's. We were proud of them, though none of them quite made it to 3 minutes!
Next, one of the Dialectic groups presented a hilarious re-enactment of the story of Samson and Delilah. Quite entertaining! Samson was too embarrassed to show his face, though, so he looked a little like Cousin It from the Addams Family.
I'm sorry to say I don't have more pictures of the skit, but I was using the wrong setting on my camera and there was too much fast-paced action (!) so they came out blurry. Here is a photo of Delilah talking with the Philistines, though.
Next time, if they'll do costumes, I'll do better with the photography!
After the re-enactment, several of the kids told us about projects they had made over the past nine weeks. We had some really beautiful projects.
This was all followed by the most fun of all, the food! We had a great range of flavors, as this unit included the Israelites, the Philistines, and the Greeks, as well as 1-week each the Chinese, India, and the Mayans. Our food included black bean soup with corn, chinese pot stickers, Philistine Stew, tabouleh, homemade bread, olives, baklava, and a terrific Greek salad. The kids (and some moms) first told us all what we were eating and why they chose that dish to bring, then we could dig in.
The evening ended with fellowship. We all love the Unit Celebrations, especially since they give us a chance to visit with each other. Since we're in separate classes for co-op we don't get much chance to chat. Also, the dads enjoy feeling more a part of what we do.
This is the first year our co-op has been so big (13 families!) and the newer folks are adding so much to our group. It's been a fun year!