We can't say enough good things about the school the boys are attending this year. They are just loving everyday!!! So near the end of each quarter the school has what they call exhibit night. It is a time for the parents, teachers, and students to gather, have some yummy dinner, take a tour of the classrooms to see projects the students have been working on in their various classes, and watch students perform on stage in the gym.
This exhibit night was put on by grades K-2, so parents with students in those grades helped out by bringing items for the meal and helping with set up, running the silent auction, serving dinner, cashiering, or clean up. After we arrived we decided to have dinner first and boy did we enjoy those yummy soft tacos with salsa, sour cream, and chips on the side. Jake decided to pass on dinner because he was performing that night for his "On Stage" class and he had been pretty nervous for the past couple of days. So after dinner I went up to check on him. All of the girls in his class were wearing the elaborate costumes that they worked on themselves and applying make-up to decorate their faces. Their teacher had them do it all, from rewriting the script to fit the time constraints for the event, to making costumes and props! What great experiences!!
Jake was a little too shy to wear his full costume. I just don't get it, 'cause he dresses up all the time at home??? His teacher understood that his "Eskimo" shyness was coming out and didn't make him put it on....he said it was too embarrassing with so many people. His Dad said he didn't blame him...he doesn't like being in from of people much either. In the picture below, Jake is playing a bird, nesting in Rafunzel's hair, one of the fractured fairy tale performances. Others included Spiderella and Slurping Beauty.
Ben's classroom also performed. They are leaning SO much sign language, his teacher Mrs. Lessley is VERY good!! Along with singing the alphabet song forward and backward WITH signs! They have also learned many other songs including their version of "Humpy Dumpty" shown here (sorry about the cut off, we're still not great with video recording):