Some wonderful ladies in our homeschool group organized an Art/History/Science Fair. It was held at the group's home parish, Holy Rosary in Portland.
What a wonderful event! These ladies did a LOT of work to make this special for the kids! First, they provided rubrics (grading scale) to make this a real competition, just like in the group schools. Second, they created name tags, flyers, awards certificates, and participation prizes all with the same color scheme and graphics, which went a long way is having the event feel "professional." And lastly…they bought REAL ribbons for first/second/third places. It was amazing!
Each of my 3 older kids chose their topic and we discussed how that would translate to a poster board display. We decided what information should be on the displays and how we would present that info. In Mariposa's case, I made printed "worksheets" that she filled in. For Bunny, we talked about what she would present and how it would all fit on the board. James was easy--he did Art which needed no written information!
|Mariposa chose History. She was learning about early America|
this year in school.
|We read about famous people, and she summarized|
the stories and retold them to me.
|Bunny loves rocks! We say she has rocks in her head. ;o)|
|This summer we are taking a 3-day trip to central|
OR to go rockhounding, so Bunny's info will
come in handy.
|No surprise that James would present his Art.|
|I color-copied the backs of his bills so he could|
display them on the poster board.
|There were so many great displays! My favorite displays|
(besides my kids') were presentations on Gettysburg, a science
experiment, and one on invasive species in Oregon.