April 24, 2007

ArTrain Tuesday

Today Morgan and I went on a field trip to see a Native American art exhibit in a nearby town. It is ArTrainUSA . The artwork was just amazing and I really wish our tour had gone like they said it would because that would have been fabulous. Instead our small group of homeschoolers (4 adults, 7 children between 8-15) were rushed through with the tour guide highlighting select pieces of art...the exact same ones that were pictured in the educational packet that we had downloaded to prepare for this trip. The children had no chance to view the other pieces (71 total...the selected about 10 to discuss on the tour) and the adults got a minimal chance (because we hung back while the volunteers were discussing the highlighted selections). At the end I saw an evaluation form and filled it out expressing our disappointment. One mom talked with the volunteer in the gift shop but that didn't get us anywhere. When we got home I went to the website, found the contact link and sent off an email. Morgan was great on the trip and liked the artwork but wishes she had seen more. I want to take her to see the Matisse, Picasso, and the School of Paris exhibit at The Frist in Nashville. Morgan worked on a bunch of math, geography, and science project sheets on the trip today. We tried listening to "How to Eat Fried Worms" on CD but it was scratched. We weren't too upset because we've read the book and seen the movie. Just too bad it is scratched and others can't enjoy it.

Alex had soccer practice today and the boys were all wound up. Not sure what was up. Hopefully the Saturday game will go okay. We got his soccer pictures in and they are sooo cute! I'll have to get one uploaded.

Tomorrow Morgan will have her first bowling session with the homeschool summer bowling league. She's excited. Alex has decided that he does not want to do it afterall. He is coming with us so I guess we will truly see tomorrow when we get there. ;-) He's been known to change his mind several times.

Corey and I just finished watching Freedom Writers with Hilary Swank. Good movie!! I didn't realize it was based on a true story.


At 7:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly. Richard is being recruited for a job in Knoxville (aggressively so) How is that area?
Also, wanted to give you a heads up on the movie Blood Diamond. We watched it a few days ago and it was quite moving!


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