The adolescents worked so hard to make the set professional and complete for the Christmas Play last weekend. Pictured above, they are working hard to paint a canvas in order to cut out the hills for the scene with the Shepherd and the angel. Their help to the play was not only necessary but very forming - they learned the value of work that doesn't get noticed but is necessary for the final product. This role in the play taught them the pleasure of working with their hands and the humility of performing work that may not get acknowledged in the same way as being on center stage.
These four returned to Feed My Starving Children in November to pack meals for children in Haiti. The statistics above them in the photo show the lives they touched by the gift of their time and the work of their hands. We managed to have some fun, of course!
In November, the adolescents and I ventured into St. Paul to watch Hamlet performed by Park Square Theater. This play was marvelous and inspired us all to study Shakespeare with a fervor as well as prepare for our Spring Showcase where our very own adolescents will be performing Hamlet. Stay tuned for more details!
These students did AMAZING at the HEM Ballroom Dance Class presentation on December 8th. They have worked so hard this semester and made themselves uncomfortable in order to grow. Not only did they learn new dances and participate in a greater community, but they gained a life long skills of dancing! Many thanks to Mrs. Stanbury for teaching them so well.