I’ve mentioned a few of the changes we’ve made to help Tapestry of Grace work for us, and I mentioned my ideas for our upcoming unit celebration. Well, this is an update on how all of that came together for us.
We celebrated our first “unit” celebration which actually incorporated two different units. The kids had been working hard on flashcard facts, timeline chants, our Bible memory, and lapbooks. All of that was on display for our celebration.
Knowing that they would be battling it out with Daddy during our “Tapestry Bowl” trivia contest, the kids were super motivated to memorize their facts. They recited things like the three stages of the mummification process, the three Patriarchs, the definition of a covenant, the definition of a civilization, the definition of an empire, the 2 cities of the Indus River Civilization, the 4 dynasties of ancient China, etc.
Our Tapestry Bowl consisted of three rounds plus a final round, with each round getting tougher and worth more points.
We had a show and tell time, where the kids took turns sitting with Dad and showing off their notebooks, lapbooks, report cards, etc.
And of course, we snacked. There was no ethnic food or elaborate costumes involved. Just comfortable jammies, some popcorn, gummy worms, and mint Oreos (yum!) Yet, it was a perfect reward for all their hard work, it allowed us to unite as a family in what we were learning, and it gave the kids a chance to review and recite all that they had learned.