Friday, 28 March 2014

Adonia Play

 This past Spring Break the kids had an opportunity to participate in another Adonia musical production - Zacchaeus. For a week they worked hard learning their lines, rehearsing their songs and hanging out with good friends.  Matthew played the part of Jesus and, while he didn't have any speaking parts, he was on stage for the second half of the production doing the difficult task of silently eating and talking with other cast members.  It is hard to look busy and not say anything!
In addition to singing with the choir Bekah also played "Maid 3" in several scenes giving her the opportunity to show us her many faces.

Wearing their choir shirts and caps (Sarah participated during the first part of the camp but then was home sick).

Monday, 17 March 2014

Rainbow Loom

During the Spring Break our house was taken over by rainbow loomers!  With a bit of practice they started creating some super cool designs.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Africa party

To wrap-up our unit on Africa we had a party.  Here the kids are wearing the traditional African necklaces (painted) and tunics (stamped with traditional African symbols) they made.
Mrs Giesbrecht joined in on the fun and wore her African beads.
We spent the afternoon celebrating in African and Canadian style.  Here the kids are playing the African game of Mancala (the Canadian hockey game was played outdoors later on).
Levi took on the challenge to cook the African appetizer "Chin Chin"- deep fried pastry morsels.
The kids compared the Chin Chin with the Canadian appetizer/snack "Nuts & Bolts".  The vote for best appetizer ended up in a tie.
Matt was in charge of the Canadian dessert (Rice Krispies) and the girls made a Caesar salad (In the book "Ryan & Jimmy And the well in Africa That Brought Them Together" Jimmy's first experience with salad confused him as he thought he was eating grass.  The kids thought this was funny so wanted to include salad in our party lunch).
Our African/Canadian party ended with a feast of Chin Chin, Nuts & Bolts, Caesar salad and ..... pizza!