Thursday, April 14, 2011

Aesop's Fables

The boys and I have just finished a fun study of Aesop's Fables. We read several fables and the boys illustrated them and wrote sentences about the story and/or the moral of the story.

Here's Adam's favorite, "The Lion and the Mouse" ---

Here's Ray's favorite, "The Tortoise and the Hare" ---

On Wednesday we wrapped up our fables unit by going on a field trip with several homeschool families (and approximately 67,397,235 school kids). We attended a dramatic presentation of several Aesop's Fables. It was well done and we really enjoyed it. My boys are developing a real love for theater!

Here's something you don't see every day ----

Homeschool kids standing in a line! (Believe it or not, this is something that many homeschool skeptics often bring up to homeschool parents.... "How will they learn to stand in line?" Funny, huh?) We gathered at the entrance of the huge auditorium and rows and rows and rows of school kids filed off buses and into the building. We had to line up and squeeze our way through. Adam was our line leader and (even though he looks crazy in this picture) he did a great job.

Here we are waiting for the show to begin ---

Ray's favorite part of the play was "The Ants and the Grasshoppers." Here the grasshoppers are doing a funny dance.

 My favorite part was the race between the tortoise and the hare. (In the middle you can see "Aesop" himself!)

It was really fun to study these timeless tales with the boys and experience them acted out on stage!

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