"The best lessons are usually the "hands-on" type"
Yep! Honestly if we had sat there and done a little matchstick house I would have hurried him along to get it done and get out but this was way more fun for everyone .. a lot of work but.
We didn't have to get the to school, Christina
We do school at home anyway becuase we live so far from the actual school. There was three other kids here from Conor's class and they came from 160 and 250kms away. The other part of the week's work was to do a discussion on how each different group of people had it hard when they first came here (convicts, free settlers, guards and so on) so they did a powerpoint presentation of all the houses and talked in turn over the top of it and emailed that into the teacher.
I am going to try and save the houses .. pop them into a shed somewhere for future projects. Sorry, got a bit carried away there :p
This was the Governors cottage .. complete with clay governor and dog out the front under the verandah
with the tin boat on the left. It did have a sail but it was so windy it didn't last long!