Friday, February 23, 2007

And the Winner Is…

Well, we’ll get to that in a minute. First, some congratulations to friend and fellow Misfit, Heather, whose story "Matt and Marnie Sittin' in a Tree. Or Something Like That" is up at Infuze Magazine. Go check it out.

Second, I spent last night at my daughter’s enrichment programs. They put on a Living History Museum. The kids got to pick which historical character they wanted to come dressed as. She chose Amelia Earhart. She wrote a four page report, made a display board, came in costume and answered questions about Amelia’s life. She was one of 19 participants, and the historical figures ranged from Cleopatra to Ronald and Nancy Reagan. There were entertainers, scientists, and political figures. It was so fun to see the different ways the kids chose to present their projects. A few even used computer presentations.

Even better, this was all voluntary participation. This is an enrichment program for homeschoolers where they can do more extracurricular activities like Spanish, dance, drama, chess, intense science units, etc to enrich their homeschooling experience. It’s been a great program for both of my kids. And I was pretty proud of how much work she put into her project and how well she did last night.

Finally, what you all have been waiting for. The winner of Renovating Becky Miller is . . .

Georgiana D!

E-mail me through my contact information on the right and give me your snail mail info so I can get the book out to you. Thanks for playing, everyone.


:-)Ronie said...

That Living History sounds soo kewl! My SIL did her master's thesis on that in museums. Very kewl. I bet your daughter was great!

Jenny said...

A fourth grade teacher at our school helps his class make a living museum each year. The kids research and write a report on a character and then pose as if in a wax museum while other classes file through. It's pretty cool but the restaints of a regular classroom make it so he can't do all the extra things that made it special for your little "Emelia." Wish I could have been there. Please give her a hug and tell her Aunt Jenny sends congrats!

Also, congrats to Geogiana!
Abundant blessings,
Jenny Cary

Heather said...

Thanks for the plug!
For some reason, when I switched to the Google reader for my blogs, your site didn't make it, so all this time, I'm thinking, "Man, that girl needs to get back to her blog."
Boy, is my face red.
Sounds like a great program. Chris and I have talked about education stuff for when we have kids. I've shied (that looks spelled wrong) away from homeschooling, but some of these two-days-a-week programs look really cool.

Georgiana D said...

Hooray! I'm so excited! I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks Jen!