Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mikro Tells the Story of Finn Macool & the Salmon of Knowledge

Mythology Fair 2017

Mikro enjoyed participating in our homeschool group's second annual Mythology Fair. Kids do a presentation on a mythological topic of their choice, by whatever means they choose. Some do a standard oral report. Some do stop motion animation, make models and dioramas, do puppet shows, etc. Mikro did an oral report on Irish Mythology and the Book of invasions and told the story of Finn Macool and the Salmon of Knowledge. He also made comics of the stories of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh and Cuchulainn, the Hound of the Smith. (The drawings are his, and I acted as scribe for the text, to make sure it was legible enough for others to enjoy. My dysgraphic lefty still uses me as his secretary...)

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Mikro's other obsession (besides mythology, paleontology, and history) is cartography, so he drew a map of Ireland which shows the territories held by different groups of "invaders." such as the Fomorians, Firbolg, etc.






Here are his comics:














Monday, May 1, 2017

Gold Medal!

Fourth time's the charm?  He usually gets one question wrong and misses the gold by that very frustrating margin, but Mikro the mythology geek has finally pulled off a perfect score on the National Mythology exam and achieved his goal of getting a gold medal!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Mikro!

You make my world a brighter place! Thanks for being the sweet, wonderful kid you are. I am so happy I get to be your mama.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Qualified for Nationals


Mikro scored another top 8 finish in the NY Regionals for the National History Bee (just like last year!), which qualifies him to compete in Nationals.