Last week and the beginning of this, have had quite a strong arty influence,
Last Monday DS2 attended a workshop at BLOC art which was based on an exhibition by Frances Hegarty, On Tuesday he was back again to spend some time with one of the resident artists, Jonathan Drury, and began a project using pattern. Once he has finished his piece, I'll take a photo.
Yesterday, we went to the exhibition at The Millennium Galleries about Art in Britain:1914-1945. Alongside the art, there was news footage highlighting some of the changes during that time. It meant that it was an interesting visit for both the boys, especially as DS1 is interested in history, Art is not his thing at all.
It is a bit quieter until the end of the week when we will be going to the theatre.
Despite the evidence to the contrary, the boys and I are keeping busy and are still enjoying our learning adventure. I just have to get back into the swing of letting you know what we are up to.
The normal everyday things are going on, DS 1 is still persevering with Polish and is just about to embark on a project about the apostle Paul. This is going to incorporate his missionary tours and a bit about the history and background of the countries he visited. DS 2 is still doing well with his Spanish.
At the moment, they are swimming fortnightly and are doing the basic subjects most days.
We are enjoying studying Hamlet at the moment with the boys doing an act by act study of the play using the resources at Shakespeare for kids.
Today we attended a session at the Crucible Theater, From Page to Stage. This was a discussion with some of the cast and a chance to direct the first act of the play. As you can imagine, the boys were the youngest there, but enjoyed every minute. Now they can't wait for when we go to see the play later in the month.
I promise to try and keep this blog up to date with the fun things we do, I think the day to day learning can be taken for granted and don't make for interesting reading.