A little twist to it all, is we not only send our children to the public Turkish schools, but I also homeschool my kids in English and eventually a few other subjects along the way. Still trying to juggle that. :)
While we are here we take one year at a time regarding our kids education. We want to be sensitive to our kids educational progress as well as emotional and spiritual needs, so one year at a time we press on.
I love that I am closer to my daughter, her friends and her atmoshpere at school. My daughter is very much a visual learner and I am so glad to be able to give a little bit of that to her in her public school setting. An added bonus of course is that I am giving into my community.
Here are a few pics of the craft we did 2 weeks ago.
The next one is this week and I am goimg to share about Pointallism a bit and show pictures of different art forms and then do the q-tip art from this post.
|It started out with TP rolls. I mean really doesn't every good craft need a TP roll.|
Can you imagine I had enough rolls for everyone in the class..
I am a compulsive tp hoarder.
(a moment of confession)
|Here is Autty helping get things ready.|
|Here I am giving it my best in Turkish to explain nocturnal and some of the different animals that are nocturnal. |
I taught the names of the animals in English and Turkish.
|I had a captive audience for the first 6 or 7 minutes.|
|Here are some of the students holding up their owls.|
Here is the owl in it's natural habitat.
|Unfortunatley Autumn was sick and couldn't come. ;( |
I was sad that she was unable to be there.
However she will be there this week and I am sure 'help' me out with my Turkish. ;)
I have been praying almost daily that I could find a way to use my creativity to invest in others and
this has been a pure delight and one way to do that. All the children call me Rebecca Teyze (which is Aunt Rebecca) and I love hearing it so many times.
Click here to see this same project we did at home a few months ago.