AUGUST 12-16, 2013: Mexico, Australia & Egypt

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This week we went to: Mexico, Australia & Egypt

B “flying” the kids to Mexico

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After arriving in Mexico we did a little research about the counting using the following link: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/mexico/

Learning about traditional Mexican attire using the following coloring sheet…
http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/Cinco/cincoclips/mexkidsbw.gif

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Playing a traditional Mexican gameBalero

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“The beautiful metal ornamentation of Mexico that was once made of silver and gold is now found commonly in market places in the form of shiny tin. Trinkets, candle luminaries, ornaments and other decorations show the distinct and beautiful craftsmanship that has long been part of Mexican crafts.” (Education.com).

We made our own metal ornamentation out of aluminum…

http://www.education.com/activity/article/Aluminum_Ornaments/

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While in Mexico we tried some Mexican cuisine-Burritos.

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NEXT STOP….AUSTRALIA…

After arriving in Australia we did a little research about the counting using the following link:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/australia/

Learned about Kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils (http://www.education.com/files/435101_435200/435192/file_435192.pdf)

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Made Fairy Bread-A popular treat served at Australian birthday parties

http://www.food.com/recipe/fairy-bread-39337

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“Over 3,500 years ago, Australian Aboriginals created unique handprints on cave walls by blowing a mixture of red ochre and water from their mouths over their hands. Artists also created unique rock paintings alongside their blown handprints to document their life. Traditional Aboriginal art uses lots of patterns and vibrant colors.” (Education.com)

Made some Aborigine artwork (http://www.education.com/activity/article/aboriginal-handprint/)

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Last stop for the week….Egypt!

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Learning about Egypt at:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/egypt/

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Did you know:

“The history of the marshmallow dates back to ancient Egypt through whipping honey with extract from the Marsh-Mallow plant? But, the tasty treat as we know it wasn’t made popular until the 1950’s.” (education.com)

Having a marshmallow snack…

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Learning about the pyramids & trying to build our own out of sugar cubes…

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Made a Egyptian recipe-Easy Egyptian Feta Salad (http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-egyptian-feta-salad-276114)

Most of the kids really liked it.

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