Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April wrap up - fossils, historic sweets, trips and another broody hen

April has been a nice relaxing month - we reduced our schooling over the Easter break and spent more time out on nature walks. The kids were happy to spot some wild plantain - we have planted this herb in our garden as a remedy for if Hubby's bees sting us.

We managed a trip to the beach - supposedly to look for shells but in reality it was to enjoy some early sunny weather.

We did a great literature based unit study on Mary Anning using Stone Girl, Bone Girl - Branch Out World's Picture Book Explorers. I think the girls would be hard pressed to pick out just one as their favourite activity from this study but my favourite was the fossil making. 

Sunflower now wants a trip to Dorset just to hunt for fossils.

Our local Home Ed group had a fun activity based on the history of sweets where we got to make some old fashioned marshmallows,

design their own marchpane sweets (Tudor sweets),

made Egyptian sweets (spiced stuffed dates)

and had a tasting session

The girls also attended a weaving workshop

and spotted some Morris dancers.

Top that off with a broody hen, a new queen bee and making beeswax candles (Bday pressie for me from the girls) and that wraps up April : )

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