In honor of National Coffee Day we are going to take a look at 6 different coffee recipes from around the world. Explore the world from the comfort of your own kitchen!
This month we step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating greenhouse in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. Giles Laroche takes you on a journey around the world explaining the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.
My children loved this book. Each page they would look at the home and try to guess where they thought it was from. Which in turn lead into a competition of who could accurately guess the most correct locations. I was amazed that by just studying the beautiful cut paper illustrations they were able to guess a number of correct locations and each page was like a new adventure.
We located each home one the world map. Then at the end of the book we talked about which home we would want to live in and discussed why we would choose that particular one.
Then we learned the 7 Continents Song
7 Continents Song:
North & South America
Then we have Antarctica
Don’t forget Australia
7 CONTINENTS 7 CONTINENTS
We then put together a book of Me on the Map.
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With the 4th of July approaching we have been studying US history. I have been working on teaching the children how to draw the flag and say the pledge of allegiance. I decided to make a quick printable to go along the the teaching. Hope you enjoy it! Happy Teaching!
For those of you who know me or have just started following my blog you have probably already figured out that I LOVE all things travel, maps, & flags. As a family we are constantly looking for new ways to studying other countries & cultures.
I also love celebrating the forgotten or overlooked holidays such as National Doughnut Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Flag Day, and the list goes on! With flag day right around the corner I have been brainstorming on what we could study this week revolving around Flags.
After much thought I decided it would be fun to make a USA State Flag garland with the kids this week while studying the US states and capitals. I also thought you would all enjoy it as this months FREE subscriber printable!!!!
In honor of National Doughnut Day I thought it would be fun to check out some of the different doughnuts around the world. Its a fun way to teach about and exploring other countries and cultures from home. Let the children locate the countries on a map and decide together which recipe you want to make or make several to host a doughnut tasting party!!! Happy Doughnut Frying!!!