We don’t have a TV but we have an eight-foot projection screen where we watch occasional videos. Once in a blue moon, we even host movie nights. With a big screen and surround sound, we have a theater of our own. Who needs to go to the movie theater?
We’ve recently discovered a new use for our projection screen. My husband casually mentioned that I can project my school lessons onto our big screen. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! I immediately took to his idea and went to work on my Powerpoint slides. I started with history lessons and eventually I expanded to other subjects such as science, art, and Chinese. I absolutely love the fact that I can project my lessons on the screen. No more clamoring over the tiny picture in the book! They can just look on the big screen! We now can look at a painting nice and big without having to fight for whose turn it is to have the art book. I’m also loving it because it forces me to prepare for the lessons in advance, which I love to do because it’s so much fun now. My kids are discovering the wonder of Powerpoint slides. They love the fact that words can fly, flash, dissolve, and appear on the screen. They’re excited and so am I. Our school is so much fun!
Here’s a glimpse of our new and improved school setup: