View from our house. We are blessed.
The Boy is loving this unit. A castle in the classroom was the next obvious step.
He loved it.
I found this idea for a trebuchet on Pinterest and copied it. I can't believe 1) I actually managed to make it and 2) how well it works!
Set up for a morning attack. I heard the Boy exclaim in delight when he went downstairs, followed by "got you!" and "we're gonna get your castle".
Ballet Girl did a fantastic job making one too.
This was a hit!
After a morning at Nursery followed by Storyclub, the Boy snuggled up in his fort and listened to his story cd.
I spent a good hour with the older two discussing the Feudal System, manor house estates and the 3 stages of becoming a knight, after which they did some lovely worksheets I partly created and partly got from around the internet.
Today we also studied Mendelssohn and looked at photos and videos of Fingal's Cave, while we listened to his Hebrides Overture. We have a great picture of Grandad at Fingal's Cave when he went there with Mummy when she was younger. We had a look at Cossack dancing and Iguasu Falls after Panda Girl came across them both in her geography work. Ballet Girl and Monkey Girl progressed with their map-work and all three girls worked on their English (personifications, verbs and spellings respectively). Monkey Girl spent six hours reading today. She devours her books.