Avonlea Assisted Living – 2018-19

We are continuing our joyful visits once a month with the residents of Avonlea. Kabir joins us when he can but Arjun and I have fun visiting with the residents.

How to Make Your Own Illustration from Children of the Sun

Have you ever used salt in an art project? I have, and it was very fun. Read on, and you can make your own!

After I wrote Children of the Sun, my family and I thought it would be even better if we could get bold, colorful, vivid illustrations made for the book. We wanted these to be good illustrations, not just amateur drawings, but we also hoped it could be drawn by the hand of a child. Then, we were able to find the solution—our art teacher, Mrs. Vicki Farmer, would help us—that is, my younger brother Arjun and myself—make the illustrations. Thanks to her, this book has become enriched with these illustrations.
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Avonlea Assisted Living

We have been visiting residents at Avonlea Assisted Living.  It’s an honor to visit them and spend some precious time with them.

Water Balloon Target game in June 2018: this was so much fun especially because it was so hot. Residents were stronger than the boys as boys could hardly burst a balloon but residents did burst all the balloons with many tries.

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Challenges 2017-2018

The challenge classes this academic year includes the following:

Rock Painting for Thunder Rock Campground: Boys painted rocks. One of the  homeschool families is going to spend their summer at Thunder Rock Campground in Tennessee and they are going to hide these rocks on trails so that the visitors can find them and take them as souvenirs.

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

We read “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr.  Kabir was so inspired by the story.  We tried to make a crane using the instructions in the back of the book but it was too difficult for us.  Mrs. Kyoko Okamoto taught us how to make cranes in the origami classes for homeschoolers.  Kabir was so inspired that he has made 1000 paper cranes and they are all hanging in 10 garlands of 100 paper cranes each in our house in different rooms.  They are beautiful!

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