We worked on the story Wee Gillis from Five in A Row Vol.2 I didn't think I would like this book but I actually had so much fun with it we rowed it for 2 weeks instead of just 1. We had so many extension activities to go with it and just not enough time in each day so we just kept going. By the end of our 2 weeks of rowing robin was reading the story to me! Even after 2 weeks there were a lot of activities that i did not get to that I had planned. I wanted to do a whole lesson on kilt's and do more with the little boys on sheep. It's funny that sometimes the FIAR books I think I will dislike the most I end up really enjoying and the books I think I will love I end up not caring for!
Cities of the Underworld the first episode was all about Scotland and how the city was built with all these neat hidden streets and passageways that are still currently under most of Scotland. Falcon watched the rest of the episodes throughout the week with me, they were very interesting.We also read about Edinburgh Castle.
In the van all week we have been watching Mist : Sheep Dog Tales there are about 6 or so DVD's out, we watched the 4 our library had. The kids really enjoyed watching them and learning all about sheep herding and life on a farm through a sheep dog's perspective. In one of the videos they talk about Scotland and being in the Highlands and Lowlands. Robin was excited to hear that because that's what Wee Gillis was about.
We also watched this movie. It had lots of beautiful scenery of Scotland's highlands and lowlands.