Saturday, September 13, 2014
We await your earliest response and God Bless you.
Best of luck.
Colin & Chris Weir
Monday, September 1, 2014
We await your earliest response and God Bless you.
Best of luck.
Colin & Chris Weir
Friday, April 4, 2014
It's the last week!!! Whoo Hoo! I am looking forward to a little downtime....however, I will miss all the students so much!!! This has been an amazing class of youths. I truly love them all! I will be sad to say goodbye for now and hopefully see everyone again in the fall....however, this time I will be coming as just mom. I will be taking a year break from tutoring. Not sure how I will like that.....I do love teaching so much.
Anyhow....I also want to thank all my moms in the class. You guys are such amazing ladies and mothers and teachers. You all helped me out so very much. I could not have done it all without you. I also want to say, I have learned from all of you...your examples to me have been priceless. Thank you for your willing hearts.
Sooo, with all that said, this week's presentation will be a simple show and tell of something that is special to the student, something that means something to them. They will present the object and tell why it is so special. Try and fill the allotted 2-3 minutes each.
Don't forget....for our end of the year presention.....the students should be looking up info on their first characters. How did they dress, act, talk, walk, what is a famous quote of theirs? For the second character....you will need one piece.....like a mustache or hat, or scarf...whatever distinguishes yourself as that second character and that's easy to throw on. Try and go over the lines we learned last Tues and we will practice again this Tues during review time.
Remember moms to send me any pics of our class to my email and I will send if over to Rebecca. Thank you so much.
Please send me a message if there is any questions.
Oh...and we did not choose a costume for this week.....so I have decided that I want you to either dress up as the occupation you would like to be when you are older....or dress up as someone you admire.....be prepared to explain..
Friday, March 28, 2014
This weeks presentation speech is a persuasive speech. 2-3 minutes in length and focused on all the public speaking skills. Last week we took time to go over some of those and I was proud of you all for the changes you made. Think of this as like a commercial: you are persuading your audience to buy something, like something, need something, or do something. Use visuals, props, costume, whatever would enhance your speech. And remember, don't stress over this.....I don't want anyone getting upset at 10:00 at night the night before. This should be fun for everyone.
Don't forget, moms, if you have pictures for the yearbook...please send them to my email in the next week or so. I have to turn them into Rebekah soon. We need about 5 of them.
For the end of the year program: be looking into your characters....what did they do, act like, walk like, talk like....ect....the more you know about them, the more you can enhance your performance. Think about your first main characters and what costume you can wear for that.
And speaking of costume......this Tues is surprise costume day. Should be interesting.
See you soon.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Three more weeks to go, ladies!! Hard to believe. I will miss all of you over the summer. Maybe we can plan some fun park days or something.
For this coming week, we did not talk about presentation. So...here it is: The students will recite a classic poem. They will have 2-3 min. Please try and memorize this poem as much as they can. No one should be staring at a sheet of paper the entire time. The students can bring props, costume, or even act out the poem. Get creative.
The focus for the presentations is to review all the public speaking skills....so please go over those with your students at home.
Costume attire for this week is : 50's. This should be a lot of fun. I need to dust off my pink ladies jacket!!!
Reminder for the end of the year program: Joey: Napoleon week 11 and 12. and Stalin week 17
Gabriel: Micheal Angelo week 6 and Tojo week 17, Micah: Da Vinci week 6 and Roosevelt week 17, Ethan: Ronald Reagan week 21 and MacAurther week 17, Mia: Margaret Thatcher week 21 and Eisenhower week 17, Christian: Copernicus week 6 and Hitler week 17, Jane: British General Wellington week 11 and 12 and Mussolini week 17, Isabelle: Shakespeare week 6 and Churchill week 17.
Memorize completely your sentences that go along with the characters. and look into your characters histories. Find out about them. How did they talk, dress, act like, etc....
I will write the script and we will start practicing next week.
I can't wait to see you guys do this. You are all wonderful.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Hello dear friends,
Sorry this is so late in the week. Like all of us moms, I have been in a perpetual state of TIRED.
Soooo, for this week, the rest of the students (they know who they are) will do their demonstration presentations. I love these!!! Someone always brings yummy food. The focus is tempo.
Also, the students decided on Kamo for their costume attire. I love that they have so much fun with this. One problem though, Rebekah informed us that our class will be taking pictures for the yearbook, so keep that in mind....no paint on the face unless that is how you want to go in your yearbook pic.
I have decided on History sentences for the End of the Year presentation for our class. Each student will be dressing as a historical figure or two and we will present our sentences with Mrs. Shannon "flair".....Or I like to call it Bill and Ted influenced. (For those moms who have seen that movie in the 90's )
Oh...also, someone hacked into our blog page and sent some weird letter to me their. Please disregard.
Don't forget, 10$ for Ka'Saundra's present and if anyone has any pictures of our class or students in class for the yearbook, please send them to me by email. Thank you so much.!!!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Saturday, March 8, 2014
Hello my friends and wonderful students!!!
We are in the final stretch. Lots to do!!! We need to start thinking about our end of the year 5 min. performance. I told Ka'Saundra that we would do something involving History sentences and Classical music. Sounds interesting huh?? Also, If any of the students are prepared to do memory masters this year, I need to know now. Please talk to me about it on Tues.
So for our presentation time this coming week, Gabriel, Isabelle, Christian and Joey will be doing a demonstration of some kind. Can't wait for these!!! My favorites are the ones involving food!!
Next week, Jane, Mia and Ethan will demonstrate. The students have 5-6 min. each. The focus is on gestures. Don't be stiff, use your body to communicate as well. Like the Italians do!!
Dress up: Beach attire or Island attire. No bathing suits please.
Also, if you bring in your maps you have been drawing at home, Mrs. Michelle will share a nice treat with you. Get drawing!!!
See you Tues.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Soooo...this week we will be presenting a humorous interpretation. MEMORIZE some jokes or a funny story, poem...ect...something to delight your audience. Nothing that will offend. Use facial expressions and gestures, props are good too.
Also, our class chose to dress up like a character from a favorite book. I love this one, except I don't have too many 19th century outfits.
Also, don't forget, those who bring in maps they have drawn this past week can get some special treats from the St. Phillips. Thank you Mrs. Michelle for those incentives.
We are winding down the CC year, and I am already sad because I know I will miss this class so much. You guys are special.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Jane just reminded me about the geography maps the class talk about doing last week. Students decided to do some motivating in geography:) Tell your students to bring their maps they drew this past week and they will get a treat.
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Sorry this is so late, ladies. It has been a crazy week! So, don't forget that presentations will be the bios on the famous Renaissance artists. The other half of the class that did not present last week will go this coming Tues. You guys did great last week, by the way. I learned a lot from you all.Also, don't forget you all chose to be superheros this week. Can't wait to see these costumes.See you all on Tues!!!Mrs. Shannon
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sorry this is so late, ladies. It has been a crazy week! So, don't forget that presentations will be the bios on the famous Renaissance artists. The other half of the class that did not present last week will go this coming Tues. You guys did great last week, by the way. I learned a lot from you all.
Also, don't forget you all chose to be superheros this week. Can't wait to see these costumes.
See you all on Tues!!!
Friday, February 7, 2014
I cannot believe it is already week 17! Crazy!
So, for this week coming, the students will be doing a biographical speech on a famous Renaissance artist. Half the class will be going this round. Mia, Jane, Ethan and Gabriel. If I missed someone, please let me know. I look forward to hearing these great speeches. Remember, we have time, use pictures or have a demonstration....whatever you can do to make it interesting for the audience.
Also, don't forget to dress up like the people from different countries next week. We are having so much fun with this. I love my class!!!
See you soon.
P.S....we miss you Isabelle!!!!! Hope all is well at the Yarborough house.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Middle of the six weeks is here. Hope everyone is doing well and hanging in there. I am proud of my class. While they were giving their presentations on famous scientists and inventors...I could not help but think that I was looking a six pretty amazing kids and how God was going to raise them up to do incredible things for His glory. How exciting!!
Presentation for next week: Bible recitations: 2-5 min. Memorize a passage from the Bible that is meaningful to you. Use props and pictures to enhance. Focus on volume. Appropriate volume for the audience and the space you are speaking in. Clear and loud enough to be heard by all, but not screaming.
Love all my moms who assist me in class!!! You are awesome. Miss you Christine!
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Can you guys believe it is already week 15??? What have been your favorite things to learn along side your kids??? I am learning so much through homeschooling. I do get pretty excited about the art. Bless Rebekah for letting me teach the art and she the science.
Sooo...this week, don't forget the expository speech (exposing the truth) about a famous scientist or inventor. The students need to talk a little about the life of the person and their contribution to the world. Pictures or examples are always nice to have. The focus will be on eye contact. Teach your students how to look others in the eye. It is such a lost practice with youth.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you all as parents or friends. Thank you for all your support in class and out.