Another great trip yesterday with the homeschool group. This time it was to the Apple Store on the Upper West Side for a class on Digital Photography. We had almost a dozen kids - all 5th grade & up. Each child got a yellow Apple t-shirt and their own iPad to use. The instructor was young, cool, and funny and really kept the kids interested in what was going on. The kids took a bunch of pictures of themselves using all the crazy filters. Then they opened up iMovie to piece a bunch of them together along with music, sound effects, and their own voices. The class was 90 minutes long and afterwards the kids hung around the Apple store for another 1/2 hour playing on iPads. W and I went with a couple of others to Ollie's Noodle House for a nice lunch. I love the Upper West Side. Lincoln Center is right there and of course LaGuardia High for the Performing Arts, too!
|Making a movie out of pictures|
I was once again overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude yesterday thinking about how lucky we are to get to homeschool. I literally get teary-eyed thinking about how W has such a wonderful balance of academics, friends, trips and classes, and most importantly - plenty of time to follow his interests and enjoy childhood. The older he gets, the more there is out there for him. I'm glad J got to have that experience as well - and as brief as K's homeschooling journey was, she definitely got a lot out of it.
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