This morning he went to do Theology and Latin with his grandfather (a semi-retired theological lecturer of very similar temperament!)
Apparently they both got the nod of approval from himself!
For latin they are using this fun looking book…
He was skeptical about latin as a subject, hasn’t found languages too enthralling so far at school… but I was pretty sure being a bit of a wordsmith that latin would be interesting to him. His grandad taught him some greetings but also gave him some insights into the ancient world and sent him home with a model of the Colosseum to build which he is quite thrilled about! I think this could go well!
My DH (Dear Husband) jokingly said “are they going to be studying the Westminster Confession in theology?!” (his father-in-law is a theologian as I said!) and wouldn’t believe me for some time after I said “Yes!” I told him we’re not mucking around with the small stuff in this school! Fortunately Grandma was part of a team of very talented teachers who came up with this brilliant series of workbooks for kids based around the Westminster Confession of Faith.
You can find out all about it at http://seeforyourself.com.au/
He’s a real thinker being taught by a real thinker so I think they’ll have some great conversations along the way!!!
In the afternoon we took Grandma and little sister (5) to http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/FortheKids/Exhibitions/Pages/beb5a034-07f4-4d44-9302-60be09b1c3bb.aspx
The Light Play Exhibition at Birrung Marr in Melbourne! It was free (not so much the parking!) and they got to mess around with projectors and light tables and a webcam, mirrors, coloured objects and so on… there were some questions around the room so that was helpful. This term we’re studying light in science so this was our first excursion! Here are some fun photos from the afternoon!