We made it! We made it to the end of our school year!
Our last few weeks have fizzled slightly..we have had a lot going on here; I am currently working on a project, and we had the girls changing bedrooms, which was a lot of work.
This week has been minimal; reading, Latin, maths, and a little science for my big girl.
Rose was intrigued by her eyes this week and took many, many photos so she could look closely at the colours.
She also set up scenes for her guinea pigs, and took lots of photos to tell a story. This one features Nibbler as a bank teller:
And here is Prince Albert. His story was all about his day, beginning with shots of him in ‘bed’.
Rose got another new fish: Bob. This of course involved another trip to the pet shop, which is Rosie’s favourite trip out 😉
We had friends over one afternoon and watched the Big First Aid Lesson by St. John Ambulance. This was a smashing little course to raise awareness of very basic first aid.
Listening to the Faraway Tree and playing with her toy animals
We took a trip to The Lady Lever Art Gallery. I was so very excited to see The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt, The Blessed Damozel by Rossetti, The Beguiling Of Merlin by Burne-Jones, and Snowdrift by Onslow Ford. Elianna particularly liked the sculptures & was fascinated by the way the body could be sculpted in marble. Rose loved whizzing ’round and seeing everything! They had the hand-held ‘telephones’ which presented a short talk about varying art works, so this was right up Rosie’s street.
Here are our sketches from the museum:
Elianna’s sketch of the sculpture ‘Venus’ by Lorenzo Bartolini
Rosie’s sketch that she did not write down the name of the painting.
My Sketch of The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt
For our last day of lessons, we met with friends and went to have ice-cream, and then on to the park.
Here are the girls doing their best superhero poses 🙂
Books we are reading this week;
I struggle to keep track of Rosie’s reading; she tends to read a lot of nonfiction, dipping in and out of what appeals at any one time.
Gazzilions of the Usborne Beginners. She completely adores these books & we are usually getting a couple of new ones each week.
Plus many others..
We are now officially on our summer break 🙂