This was a good booky week from both girls as next week we are off to centerparcs. SB is certainly being determined about doing her work. We chatted about grade 4 piano this time or not, and she is going for it. fingers crossed!
Wednesday we went into London for a design session at the design museum. It was organised by a local home educator, and we were looking forwards to it. Well, BB wasn’t sure about going in to London again, as so soon from the opera trip! Beautiful day and we walked from tower hill past the tower of london and across tower bridge to get to the museum, picking up friends along the way
In the museum we looked around the displays – currently mostly fashion, which SB was happy with, but not quite so BB friendly! She and L wandered off together, and SB paired with lfish to look around more carefully. She particularly liked clothes for skin from skunk anansie, whereas I liked the beach pyjamas idea!
the upper level held some design arcehtypes and discussed process, materials etc. It also had an area on designers in residence, and they all liked making a cardboard den. jfish would like some for his next birthday! I liked the area on making rookeries in modern housing.
finally we all went into the design room where they were given a surprise design item to work through what it was, waht about its design worked well, and what could be improved upon. BB and L were paired, and i was pretty impressed with BB for working through it *and* being the person that then talked about it! She is definitely growing in confidence. SB and jfish were paired too, and clearly enjoyed working through theirs, tho they had no idea at the start.
A lovely outing with the girls
thursday was a normal day with bookishness and maybe french lesson. friday was conservation.
saturday DH and SB trekked to the classical civ tutor to have a session with C and 3 other girls, SB really enjoyed the opportunity to have a bigger session for a change, but does prefer skype being just her and C apparently they now need to read the aeniad and start working towards the controlled assessment – scary! especially since i have no idea how SB is doing!! She is definitely enjoying it tho
SUnday BB and i de-christmassed the playroom [yes, slightly late!] whilst SB was on the air cadets netball team. They got a silver medal woot woot! when she returned she did some baking – choc brownies – to take with us to centerparcs.