We have begun our world travels. In order to travel outside the U.S., the children made “passports” and were introduced to the idea of visas.
The first country that the children “visited” was India. They listened to sitar music and tabla drumming. They also made a lotus flower and a tiger, the national flower and animal of India.
I read a book to the older children, The Elephants and the Mice, from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables. On another day, Ruhi showed them bangles, a dress and bindi from India.
The next country that the children will “visit” is Germany.
During the week, Sneaky Snake took all of the upper-case letters, and the children made new ones. The next day, the lower-case letters appeared on the board. After that, Sally Snake, Sneaky Snake’s daughter, took her first letter, a.
Duck has flown south due to colder weather and his friend, Pierre the Pig, has taken over his job. Pierre, though, also slacks off on the job.
As the children learn about the lower-case letters, we review the upper-case ones.
Stay warm this week!