April was taken up with school holidays, so most of the regular activities were paused for a few weeks. I'm sure he did more than this during the month, but I wasn't recording, so I'm going off photos and my very poor memory :)
The cubs had former Olympic road cyclist Scott Steward talk to them about bike and scooter safety.
Billy marched with his Cub pack in the ANZAC Day march. (For the non-Aussies, ANZAC Day is our to remember those who have fought and died at war.)
- Lots of movie making and editing
- Billy took part in a 2 day Glee-style Musical Theatre workshop during the school holidays.
- Australian History
- Billy created a video about ANZAC Day
- We finished reading "Pennies for Hitler" by Jackie French about a German boy who escapes from Germany to London and is then evacuated to Australia during WW2.
- Also read "Hitler's Daughter" by Jackie French exploring the idea of Hitler having a daughter.
- We went to Steamfest - a local festival celebrating everything steam - steam trains, steam engines etc. Billy also had a lovely chat with a coin collector about old Australia currency.
- He continued using the Mathletics curriculum.
- Graphing of data.
- Real-life use of Maths in cooking
- He had his last lessons of Italian for a while. Classes aren't running in Term 2 (as his teacher is off to Italy!) but we will try to keep up practice.
- Watched episodes of Scope
- Watched the documentary Stephen Fry's Top 100 Gadgets
- Set up a Minecraft Server hosting company and is running into real-life difficulties of getting clients to pay!
- Read "Staying Alive in Year 5" by John Marsden
- Reading Rangers Apprentice Book 2
- We went to an author's talk by John Marsden, author of the Tomorrow When the War Began series. We enjoyed the school talk so much, we went back that night for the adult talk.
|Billy meeting John Marsden and getting books signed|
Playing AFL games
Went ten-pin bowling with friends
As well as plenty of time spent hanging out with friends and family. And lots of cooking with only minimal supervision.
|An old classic - jam drops - using my grandmother's handwritten recipe!|