Saturday, April 16, 2016

Homeschool International Fair

This was the lowest turnout I have ever seen for the homeschool International Fair, but the kids who did show up did a great job. Blaze chose to do a display about Ancient Egypt.

We had actually believed that the event had been canceled due to lack of interest, so, although Blaze had started working on a couple things, such as painting a sarcophagus kit, we had stopped working on preparing a display. Then Monday evening, I saw an event announcement that said that the International Fair would be held on Friday at 2:00 in the afternoon. This project then took over the rest of our week. I did research while Blaze wrote, colored, cut, glued, and even cooked until the entire thing was done to our satisfaction at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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Most of the children did presentations on stage to go with their displays.

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Blaze wasn't comfortable with getting up on stage, but he did fine explaining things to people who came up to his display, so we made the display as interactive as possible, with flaps to open to read the answers to questions, an Egyptian dessert to taste, and hieroglyphic stencils to use.

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On a side note: If you want to know how much Blaze has grown recently, that is my T-shirt from the 2006-2007 King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago that he's wearing.

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