Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lifestyle of Learning 2015 Edition: Volume Twelve

May 3-9
This has been one of those weeks that was so very busy in all the right ways, in an exciting and rejuvenating way.
The week began with Artsfest.  As is usual the Springfield Little Theatre's Performance Troupes performed.
The little ones in the first three photos are students that Maceo has mentored this year.
They were fantastic!

Maceo's troupe also performed.  Maceo even had a solo - the opening of the Journey medley.
Although none of the pictures below highlight Maceo particularly well they do illustrate how delightfully entertaining these performances are!

Afterwards Maceo and I visited with friends and examined the art on display.

On Monday Bishop attended scouts and conducted his first patrol meeting as patrol leader.  Afterwards, Bishop and I had extensive conversation about leadership.

Tuesday Bishop and I participated in the warbler walk at the Nature Center.  An ornithologist presented information about warblers then led us on a walk helping us to identify birds that we might find, warblers and otherwise.
We observed the Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Throated Warbler, Indigo Bunting (both male and female), Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, Turkey, and Red Shouldered Hawk.  We heard but were unable to find the Blue Winged Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Northern Parula, Red Eyed Vireo,  Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, Rose Breasted Grosbeak and Northern Cardinal.

Looking for the Prothonotary Warbler.
That Prothonotary Warbler put on quite a show for us!

If you look real hard you will find a Prothonotary Warbler perched in this tree.
And here you will find a indigo bunting!

Maceo had vocal instruction, troupe mentorship and Annie Get Your Gun rehearsal.  He also had three performances of Flat Stanley with the touring company and attended a production of Tuna Does Vegas.

On Thursday Bishop attended a robotics class and on Friday the Outdoor Learning Fair.
Just a little fun!

Bishop being the teachers aide.
Paper making demonstration.
The Japanese Stroll Garden.

Abandoned Canada Goose eggs.

Tree climbing!
Attending school.

On Saturday Maceo, Bishop and I went to a performance of The Fiddler on a Roof as performed by a homeschooled theatre program.  We greatly enjoyed it!
Despite a busy week Maceo still found the energy to finish off his week by attending a student drama showcase.
What a great week!

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