Monday, July 13, 2015

Venezuela Theme night

With the holidays upon us we finished up the term with another theme night for our country study.
This month we were studying Venezuela! It was our brother in laws birthday so we surprised him by taking him to another country and treating him with their best and tastiest meals!
Mum joined in on the preparation and altogether we had a great night!
We made a HUGE flag and wrote on it Happy Birthday in Spanish (that's the language they speak there) and also Welcome to Venezuela. The girls loved the Venezuelan costumes with big flowers and long, full skirts.
Food was yummy and company wonderful, it was another great country night!
Smiles The Torrents'

Saturday, July 4, 2015

History of Launceston for Kids - Prince's Square

Tuesday's are our History learning days. We are having a ball getting out and about in the crisp Winter air and discovering the wonder of the History of Launceston.

Prince's Square, once called St John's Square is a remarkable place of interest! Whether it be the stories about the amazing fountain in the center, of the fact that convicts used to make bricks there or even that the Duke of Edinburgh himself planted two Oak trees (that are still standing.) There is PLENTY to learn about this square!!
Like why is there a statue of Dr William Russ Pugh on the steps of the park??? Well you will need to read on HERE to find that out.....
Here is the old hospital building that he worked at... the plaque tells all about it. Hannah is reading it out to everyone.
See the awesome old sign in the footpath...... sooo very cool!!
WE are loving this,
Smiles The Torrents'