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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