Victorian Steam Punk: Week Three

- I finally finished all the sewing of the costumes, so the photos you see here are their final ones.  Not a pin in sight!  We also added a few accessories, although that will be our main focus next week. Steam Punk Hat Bearing in mind we are trying to do this whole thing spending…


Victorian Steam Punk: Week Two

This week we got out all the clothes and started playing about with them, trying different combinations on until we had a vague idea of what we wanted: Steam Punk Sketches I sketched some outfits (which I have to admit, don't look in the slightest bit steam punkish on paper) B5's Steam Punk Costume: B5…


Around the World in 80 Days: Day Five – Steam Punk

  All this week we have been wringing every last piece of learning from Around the World in 80 Days.  Set with the backdrop of the industrial revolution, Jules Verne is perhaps the perfect author to be studying whilst also dipping our toes into the waters of Victorian Steam Punk. We will be focusing all…


How to Create an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Scrap Book

To make a personalised, large Around the World in 80 Days scrap book gather up the following: Butcher's Paper: This is one of the staples of our home school, which we use for decoration, for creating news paper, art and scrap books: Scrap booking Paper: I obtained a lot of very useful vintage paper free…


Around the World in 80 Days Summer Adventure

  I was planning on taking full advantage of the fact that Thomas wouldn't be around for much of the summer and actually take a break.  We had already completed five weeks of summer writing (something I really want to work on over the next year), and I had let the children know nothing more…

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