Two sons have been to a painting workshop for painting Warhammer figures - they get to go on a school day so are the only kids there - and they love it!
We have been watching all the Star Wars movies in succession at night, over this week - still have some more to go. Having lots of discussion on the development of special fx and of the characters.
We are listening to the CD of Book 4 of A Series of Unfortunate Events while driving in the car - having great talks on vocabulary, stylish consistency and the humour in the book. I got this set of CDs from the younger four boys for my birthday this week. :-)
Still reading aloud Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin ( almost finished - we are reading the Young Reader's version of the autobiography).
I just began reading, for myself ;-), Book 4 in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World series. Quite interesting. I was thinking we might save up and get these on CD, to listen to in the car.
We are going to hire the new Harry Potter DVD tonight.
And we are looking at Science activities this month of April - Alexander wants to build a motor and make a battery and I suggested he type up the info and physics principles for the portfolio. Anthony and Thomas and I found a kit at K Mart yesterday - Build Your Own Model of a Space Station - so we thought that would be good for this Science focus - and with the addition of the favourite Magic Schoolbus series.