Last year we were introduced and became involved in the Institute for Cultural Communicators (ICC). It’s a Christian speech organization, where my kids are going through curricula to teach them public speaking skills. They learn to write and present a wide variety of different kinds of speeches, work on memorizing, and get in front of many different groups. Today our chapter did a presentation at the mall. It was a difficult venue because it’s so cavernous and the mall’s PA system is playing music. But it was also really neat to be right where people were just walking by. Many stopped to listen to the kids. We had 20 kids ranging from age 7-18. Our chapter has all homeschooled kids, but that’s not a requirement. (Read more about ICC here.)
This was our program: (The mall said we couldn’t do anything “religious.”)
Sing “Silver Bells”
Oldest kids Choral Reading: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Youngest kids poems: “There are No Bells in All the World” by Elizabeth Coatsworth and “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe
Middle Kids Choral Reading: “The Grinch That Stole Christmas”
Solo presentation: “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”
Sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
It’s time for our From House to Home Link Party:
Because of the holidays, this link-up will be up for two weeks (until January 2, 2014)!
From House to Home!
Only 2 rules:
1. Link up family-friendly posts (exact post, not website) about making your house into a home: homemaking, parenting, homeschooling, marriage, loving God! Giveaways, too!
2. Link back to my site with the button below or a text link. Thanks! The code can be found at the top of the Link Party page.
(If you don’t link back somewhere on your blog, your link might be deleted.)
See the wonderful blogs I’ve linked up to here.