Wednesday marked the last day of co-op for the year. It is hard to believe our co-op year is over. It feels like just yesterday we were beginning another school year.
The end of co-op always brings a mix of emotions. There is that end of the year excitement that precedes the start of summer break, mixed with a bit of melancholy over the passing of another year. I find that (as a Momma) there is a sense of relief that the school season burdens are beginning to lighten and that another co-op year can be marked down as a success.
Every year we have a co-op talent show in which the kids have the opportunity to share with their peers their talents and interests. Typically this happens at our co-op Christmas party. This year we decided to put off our co-op talent show until the final day of co-op.
Talent show day had finally arrived!
After lunch we gathered everyone in the lunchroom to enjoy the vast amount of talent that exists in this little group.
Here is a peek at the talents we enjoyed!
Caleigh played “Till there was you” from The Music Man on piano.
Tatum played “Rordino” by Jean Rameau and “Prelude #7 in B Minor” by Robert Vandall on the piano.
Tiernan played “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “O Come Little Children” on the violin.
Annaliese played (and sang) “First Day” by Bright Eyes on her guitar.
Olivia played “River Flows in You” on piano.
Ozzie played “Russian Folk Song” and “Planetarium” on the piano.
Joanna played “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music on piano.
Elizabeth performed rabbit showmanship with her bunny, KitKat.
Saga made us laugh with the jokes she prepared.
Emily danced to “Let the Fire Fall.”
Our favorite twins, Alec and Micah, entertained us with their annual comedy show.
And Grace performed “We’re Going to be Friends” in American Sign Language. Molly and Grace have been working hard the last month to learn the ASL signs to this charming little song. They recently had a new friend move into their young women’s group at church who communicates with sign language and they have been participating in a sign language class at church taught by her mother. The girls decided they wanted to learn a song in sign language to share with their new friend, Rachel.
They decided that after the time they put into learning it they would also use it for their talent at the talent show. Unfortunately on the last day of co-op Molly woke with the flu so Grace had to perform it alone.
She did well even with the last minute loss of Molly.
(When Molly felt better they recorded it to send to their friend, Rachel.)
To see the full version, as performed by Grace and Molly, click on the link below:
It was a perfect way to end a wonderful co-op year! We will get together again next week when many of us will go together on our annual trek to Kalahari Indoor Water Park. Then again the following week for our co-op’s end of the year picnic.
The school year countdown begins in full force as co-op comes to a close. Only five more weeks until we will all be chanting:
“No more pencils!
No more Books!
No more teacher’s dirty looks!”