We took the kids to see the Gary Ginivan musical production of Wombat Stew. It was written up as: A Brand New “Gooey, Brewy, Yummy, Chewy” Aussie Musical For Kids! It deserved the exclamation mark. Wombat Stew the Musical opens on a stage glowing with the vibrant colours of the Australian bush. The rich ochre [...]
Thanks to Jo getting me totally hooked on the Temaraire series of books dragons are flying through my mind constantly. When ever I sit I scribble a dragon, it’s becoming quite an obsession. I’m constantly bugging poor Glenn with requests for his opinion on their anatomical structure. I’m ashamed to say I even scribble over [...]
As part of the unit on Australian Aboriginal art and culture we decided to have ago at cave painting, well rock painting to be precise. We used the dot painting technique that was originally used in impermanent sand art works.
We read Jeanie Adams book Pigs and Honey. The book tells the tale of a family living in the Aboriginal community at Aurukun, a town on the cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. The story follows the family as they go bush, hunting wild pigs and collecting wild honey. It’s the sort of family [...]
These are the two read aloud books we are going through at the moment. The Bible Stories one by Berlie Doherty we have only just started so I can’t really comment on it other than to say that the way she narrated the Noah’s Ark story while dangling off my heart strings has made [...]