Leonardo da Vinci was asked to design a marriage pageant for the Duke of Milan's nephew's marriage to Isabella of Aragon. He designed a huge hemisphere containing mechanically operated planets and stars rotating in their orbits.
The children dressed themselves as the Roman gods which the planets were named after. Monkey Girl was the messenger Mercury with wings at her feet (please appreciate the koala ears representing wings).
Here is a poem she wrote for the occasion.
Panda Girl was Neptune, god of the sea.
Ballet Girl wrote a poem for her sister :)
The Boy was Jupiter, ruler of the gods with his bolts of lightening.
Ballet Girl also wrote her brother's poem.
The Boy helped make lunch.
This afternoon we read about Mary Queen of Scots, worked on some English and picked blackberries.
Afternoon snack: from the garden :)