Mia's choice for the first exploratory was Weight Training. Seriously. Maybe in the next section she'll learn Hapkido. Unwelcome suitors, beware.
Other options available to her classmates include Liturgical Dance, Needling for the Needy, Shadow Puppetry, Calligraphy, Bubble-ology, and Mia's second choice, Wood Finishing.
Now, we're thrilled that the school promotes learning for its own sake and for delight and enrichment. I'm not a champion of an exclusive "Great Books" curriculum. Not every class has to be a mental marathon, nor must it necessarily have a practical payoff. Still, rather than, say, "Bubble-ology," as a busy parent I can think of a few classes I wish my middle-school eldest could take:
- Landscaping 101
- Basic Auto Maintenance
- Understanding the U.S. TaxCode
- Making the Most of What You've Got: Closet Organization
- How to Make Those Windows Sparkle and other Household Tricks
- Supplementing Your Parents' Income
- In-depth Bible Study: Exodus 20:12