While we've been back to school since July 1, officially, today is the day that a lot of districts in our area return, so it seemed like a good time to share our own photos of what we're doing.
These were all taken last night, Aug. 21, when Sarah attended her first meeting for the local 4-H alpaca club, which she is excited to be joining! (It will be her second club; she's also in Wildlife Watchers, which has been a wonderful experience as well!)
You don't have to house an alpaca (which the township would not look kindly upon) to join! A wonderful alpaca farm owner, Beth, of Painted Spring Alpacas, runs the club, and she lets the kids use her animals to work with and show!
Can you say "great fit for seventh-grade pictures"? Ha. (He's so named because he was born on 7/7/11, it turns out.) He was the sweetest boy; completely willing to run through all the obstacles.
One of the older girls, Meredith, was helping Sarah (I think Super Seven is normally "her" alpaca), and she was just so friendly and helpful. Sarah loved getting to know her!
Here, Meredith is showing Sarah how to help Super Seven not be so nervous on the teeter-totter, which was a good exercise for Sarah's balance, too!
We'll be having some "real" photos shot with Sarah soon - THREE of my best friends are photographers, so they are always willing to share their expertise with us! - but I liked having a chance to show one of the best things about homeschooling so far, which is that Sarah gets to live her passion, working with animals, in all sorts of ways!
(Oh, and in case you missed the first installment, our entry for "Curriculum Week," the first week's theme, was the unschooled version of a seventh-grade-ish curriculum plan, and "Schoolroom Week," last week's post, featured a family bookshelf tour! I'm also linking up today with Susan's Favorite Resource This Week, since 4-H wins hands-down!)