Dominic is loving TheDangerous Snake and Reptile Club by Daniel San Souci. Very boy... snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. Also distraught mothers. Whats not to love when you are an adventure seeking boy!
A real-life tale from a treasured children's author. When Danny and his brothers Bobby (yes, that's Robert San Souci) and Mike return from summer vacation with a king snake and what must be a dinosaur bone, they can't wait to share their treasures with the rest of the neighborhood. Thus THE DANGEROUS SNAKE AND REPTILE CLUB is born. Now, if they can only keep the star attraction from slithering away!In school assemblies across the country, kids have long loved listening to the San Souci brothers' tales of their action-packed, imaginative childhood—a childhood that has provided inspiration for nearly 150 published books. Now kids everywhere can laugh along as they read about these real exploits in this first Clubhouse Book—an uproarious tale of brothers, best friends, and the adventures only they can find.
The Campion Players presented their final performance of Macbeth today. It was a magnificent production, for any acting company, but these are middle and high schoolers memorizing and acting out some of the most eloquent lines ever penned. I am grateful my children were part of it!
Alex, as Duncan, is greeted in her home by Lady Macbeth.
This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses. Duncan ACT I Scene 6.
King Duncan has been found murdered. Monica is a lady of the court (in the green gown.)
Banquo's ghost haunts Macbeth at his banquet.
Hence, horrible shadow! Unreal mockery, hence! Macbeth. ACT III Scene 4.
Alex as the Scottish doctor observing Lady Macbeth's nightmare.
Out, damn'd spot! out, I say! Lady Macbeth Act 5, scene 1
Blaise as a soldier awaiting battle (far left)
Monica in battle (far right)
Malcom has killed Macbeth and saved Scotland from ruin. They did it, they did the Scottish play.
Well done Campion Players, well done. We love you all!
I am sure there will be more pictures. Kevin J. even arrived home from Christendom on time to crew backstage! The whole expereince has been awesome for all involved.
For the summer. For the big kids. Actually there are a few loose ends certain big kids need to tie up regarding their classwork. Ahem. The younger kids need to keep going on math and reading. The olders need a little grammar practice. May is still packed so we won't be getting into a comfy summer routine for a while yet.
I plan to have my crew clean and purge every nook and cranny of this house. Paint too.
One of my summer projects is to sit down with catalogs and computer and plot out the next year. Alex will be a senior and we will have two sacrament kids. Lydia will be my last preschooler. I don't want that precious time to slip away. I look forward to a general planning/ goal setting session with Kevin.
But right now I am so tired. I am so tired I even bought boxed cereal for breakfasts. I'm that tired. Boxed cereal. Who knew?