A highlight of the Konos Academy year is the play. Beauty and the Beast was performed by the 40plus students that attend the high school program and was done so magnificently! This was E's first year. She enjoyed playing the part of a villager. When rehearsing the music, she played the CD over and over in her room that even A- could recite some of the lines.
Insuperable!* was the term her Konos Academy teachers gave the evening. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday classes of high school students met for a night of all things Egyptian. Clothing, Animals, History, Famous Egyptians, Culture, Art... No topic was left unexplored through drama, reports, film, presentation booths and other displays of creativity.
E's topic was Antony and Cleopatra. She had the opportunity to portray Octavius (I know, a Roman, but her part no less) in her group's humorous drama.
*Insuperable: Incapable of being surmounted or excelled
**L and a few friends imagine what traveling by covered wagon may have been like.
To say the anticipated morning at
Rock Ranch to participate in Pioneer Days was a wet one would be an
understatement.The Konos Kids families
arrived in a downpour and ran to the covered pavilion to hear what was in store
for the day.For the next hour we darted
between stops hearing about the Pilgrims, grinding corn and feeding the farm
animals. Thankfully the rain slowed and we were able to take a wagon ride
around the property, eat lunch, listen to Abraham Lincoln tell about his life
and hear about those that traveled by covered wagon.The kids were disappointed that it was too
soggy to walk the corn maze, but they were allowed to grab a potato sack and
take a turn on the slide. By the end we were looking forward to heading back to
the camper for a change of clothes, heat, hot chocolate and a few rounds of Snatch!