I think I can easily say that this year’s curriculum is more intense than last year’s. It is designed for a wide range of students, and you can personally cater it to your family. My kids range on the younger side of the spectrum, so I have spent the past week trying to gauge what works and what doesn’t. I know that hands-on activities are very important at their ages, so I’m trying to make a concerted effort that those aren’t the activities that get cut if our day runs long.
Today we did linking paper dolls for our art class. The lesson was talking about how the U.S. is made up of so many people from different cultures from around the world. After coloring and taking pictures with them, the kids hung them up on the classroom whiteboard. I’m pretty sure art was the highlight of their school day.