Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Γεια σας" from Greece!

This week in our Expedition Earth studies we "travelled" to Greece.  First thing was to stamp their passports and locate the country on the map!  Greece is about the size of Alabama.

They learned how to write "hello","thank you", and "I love you" in Greek

They had fun dancing to the song this week from "Wee Sing Around the World"
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They colored a Greek flag


They put together their animal mini books and added the animal cards to the wall classification chart!





They colored a paper doll from Greece


They also added the country label to the Continents poster

This week for our Missionary studies, we read about Jonathan Goforth.

And getting ready for Christmas they helped decorate our tree
and we are doing a daily advent calendar!




Some other things we did this week:
  • Read about a child from Greece
  • Prayed for the country
  • Watched YouTube videos of Greek dancing!
  • Read about the Mediterrean Climates in our Usborne Encyclopedia
  • Learned a little about Greek Parthenon
  • Played a game of "War" with our GeoCards.  Each would flip over a country card and the person whose country had the largest population got to keep all the cards from that round!
αντίο (goodbye) for now.  Next stop is a week of Christmas around the world!
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Bonjour" from France & "Ciao" from Italy

This week in our Expedition Earth studies we travelled to two countries!  First stop was France and then onto Italy.  I want to squeeze as much in before Christmas as possible...just to make sure we are at a good starting place after our break!

To begin our week they stamped their passports and found France on the map!

They listened to the "Wee Sing Around the World" song for France and had fun dancing!
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They learned how to say "Hello" and "Thank you" in French.

Did a Flag and Mapping activity.

And put together their Animal mini-books and added to their Animal classification chart.

They also had fun making homemade soap!

Other things for France was:
  • Pray for the Country
  • Learn about the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn about a child from that country

For Italy they started out stamping their passports and finding it on the world map.

They did a flag and map activity.


And of course dancing to an Italian song from "Wee sing around the world"
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Learned to write "Hello" and "Thank you" in Italian

Put together their animal mini books and posted pictures onto their wall classification chart (one of my children missed out on this because of attitude)


They added both of the country labels to the Continents wall poster too.


This week for our Missionary activiy for George Mueller, they made a picture of an orphan to remind them of all the orphans that whose lives he made a difference in.



Other things done for Italy were:
  • Pray for the country
  • Listen to some Italian Opera
  • Read about Volcanoes in the Usborne Encyclopedia
  • Looked at pictures of the Leaning Tower of Piza and the Roman Colosseum
It was a fun week in both these countries.  "Merci" and "Grazie" for stopping by! Next stop is Greece!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Shwmae" from the United Kingdom!

What a fun & busy week we had!  This week in our Expedition Earth studies we visited the United Kingdom!  This is definately an area of the world I would love to visit some day, and my girls wholeheartedly agree.  First things first, they stamped their passports and located the country on the map!  The United Kingdom is made up of Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England!


They learned how to write "Hello", "Thank you", and "Good-bye" in Welsh.


They always love dancing to the song of the week from our Wee Sing Around the World CD!

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They completed a flag and map for their notebooks!


They added "United Kingdom" label to the Continents Wall poster.


They love making the animal mini books and placing the animals on our wall classification chart.  Animals included: Sand Lizard, Adder, Eurasian Otter, Red Squirrel, Basset Hound, and Hedgehog!


They did a fun Quilling Paper project!


Learned about Stonehenge and made their own out of clay.

Worked on their GeoPuzzle for Europe.

And watched a YouTube video of Britains Got Talent - Susan Boyle



This week for our Missionary studies, we read about George Mueller!



We also mananged to go on a field trip with friends to the local children's museum!

And we attended Presentation night for our homeschool co-op!  Our oldest sang on stage with her class
"I wanna Sing, Sing, Sing"

A few other things we did:
  • Prayed for the country
  • Watched YouTube videos about Big Ben and the the London Eye!
  • Read out of our Encyclopedia of World Geography
  • Learned about Children from this country
Told you it was a busy week!  Well "Diolch" (thank you) for checking out my blog!  "Hwyl fawr" (good bye) until next time.  Next stop is France!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Zdravstvujte" from Russia!

This week in our Expedition Earth studies we "Travelled" to Russia (the European side).   However, we started our week out throwing an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Party and inviting all our friends!

We had so much fun and ended up with about 45 boxes all together!!  

With the geography they began with stamping their passports and finding that tiny little country on the map...it was so hard to find because it's so little.  Just kidding!!  Russia is the largest country in the world.  It is so big that a train ride across the country takes a full week, a plane trip takes about 10 hours, and the country is divided into 11 time zones. 


The girls practiced writing their names, "Hello" and "Thank you" in Russian!


They colored a flag of Russia.

They put together their animal mini-books which included: the Russian Desman, Wolverine, Musk Deer, European Mink, Monk Seal, and Lemming.  Than they added the animals to their wall classification chart.


They also added the "Russia" label to our Continents poster.  The first one in our stop in Europe!


They also did a craft to add to their MissionaryKeepsake boxes.  Last week we read about Lottie Moon.  She was a very generous person and was a "light" for God in China!  The girls made a sun, moon, and star to help remind them to be a "light" too!

Other things we did this week:
  • Learned a Russian Song
  • Listened to a Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker song.
  • Read about a child from Russia
  • Learned about the many ecosystems in Russia: Tundra's, Plains, Peninsula's, and Swamps
  • Prayed for the people of Russia
  • Watched YouTube videos of Russian Children Dancing, Singing, and famous guitarist, Anna Likhachev!
Well "Spasibo" for checking out this blog.  Next stop is the United Kingdom!
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