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ITALY

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This month we traveled to: Italy

We started off by listening to some music from Italy on Spotify:
www.spotify.com
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We then learned about Italy on the following site:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/content/kids/en_US/explore/countries/italy/

And then opened up our Little Passports Italy Packet:
www.littlepassports.com
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We colored Italy Flags:
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/italy-flag-colouring-page
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We colored Pictures of the Leaning Tower of Pisa:
http://www.makingfriends.com/color/coloring_page_italian_girl_guide.html

Tried an Italy Receipe: Cannoli’s
http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/rachael-rays-cannoli-fake-out
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AUGUST 26-30, 2013: France & England

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This week we traveled to: France & England

We started off by listening to some music from France on Spotify:
www.spotify.com

We then learned about the Eiffel Tower and truffles on the NatGeo Kids site:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/france/

And then opened up our Little Passports France Packet:
www.littlepassports.com

Colored pictures of the Eiffel Tower:
http://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.coloring.ws/france/eiffel-tower.gif
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We learned the name of shapes in French:
http://www.chillola.com/at/shapes%20bw%20french.html
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We drew portraits of each other just like famous French artists:
http://www.education.com/activity/article/modigliani-self-portrait/
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Cooked a French recipe-Ratatouille
http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/ratatouille-10000000524327/index.html
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Next stop….England

We first opened up our Little Passport England Packet, it included a double decker bus we had to put together:
www.littlepassports.com
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Danced to some English music we found on Spotify:
www.spotify.com

Learned about Big Ben on NatGeo Kids:
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/cartoons-tv-movies-kids/are-we-there-yet-kids/awty-england-big-ben-kids/

Colored pictures of Big Ben:
http://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.coloring.ws/england/2.gif
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Cooked a English food-Yorkshire Pudding (Miss B LOVED these):
http://www.food.com/recipe/yorkshire-pudding-744
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AUGUST 19-23, 2013: Brazil & South Africa

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This week we traveled to: Brazil & South Africa

After arriving in Brazil we did a little research about the counting using the following link:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/brazil/
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Thee kids passing around items from our Little Passport packet:
http://www.littlepassports.com
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The kids learned about Carnival & are coloring pictures of Carnival Dancers:
http://www.annuaireemareva.com/images/coloring/carnival/carnival-13-emareva.jpg
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We also danced & listened to music native to Brazil on Spotify:
http://www.spotify.com
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“To symbolize good luck for the coming year, people in Italy, Germany and Brazil eat lentils, while in the United States, many begin the year with a modest meal of black-eyed peas in hopes that they’ll eat well in the future.” (Education.com)

We did a craft I found online with the black-eyed peas and then had many left so the kids made art out of them
http://www.education.com/activity/article/bean-bracelets/
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Made a traditional drink from Brazil-Easy Brazilian Lemonade (the kids really liked it)
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe-Tools/Print/Recipe.aspx?recipeID=222344&origin=detail&servings=3&metric=false
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Now onto South Africa….(sorry, had issues with my camera during this trip so I didn’t get many photos…)

We started out with some research using the NatGeo Kids site:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/south-africa/

Colored pictures of traditional South African Clothing:
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/pdf/children-around-the-world-africa.pdf

Learned about the South African flag and colored pictures of it:
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/south_african_flag_colouring_page.pdf

Listening to some traditional South African music using Spotify:
https://www.spotify.com/us/
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Cooked a traditional South African dish for lunch-African Spinach and Peanut Butter Stew (most of the kids ate all of it):
http://www.food.com/recipe/african-spinach-and-peanut-butter-stew-348276
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AUGUST 5-9, 2013: Japan & India

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This week we “traveled” to Japan and India. The beginning of the week we made and decorated suitcases to take on our travels.

“Decorating Suitcases”
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Our first stop was Japan and then traveled to India the later half of the week.

“Have our suitcases & plane tickets….we are ready to go!”
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“Looking at where we traveled to”
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Our first source for learning about each country is through Little Passports (www.littlepassports.com ).
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“Little Passports sends a “souvenir” with each country packet. D2 is looking at the tiger from the India packet”

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We also used Spotify (www.spotify.com ) to listen to native music for each country.

“Dancing to some Bollywood music”
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National Geographic was a great resource for us as well (Japan: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/japan/ & India: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/india/ ).

All our printable material came from Education.com (www.education.com )

“Coloring the flag of Japan”
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“Learning about kimono’s”
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“Coloring the symbol of India-Tigers”
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And we tried authentic foods for each country.

“Sushi for Japan”
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“Tamarind Rice & Gup Shup Peanuts for India (Indian food can be purchased locally at the Taj Mahal Restaurant)”  (http://www.tajiowa.com/)
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Can’t wait to see where we travel to next week:)