Monday, May 16, 2011

Our journey to Guatemala

Guatemala was a special study for our group because it is the birth country of two of our friends!  We had a great time learning about their birth country and concluded our study with a get together at their home.

We began with clay pots:

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We got to have a bit of hands on experience with actual instruments and keepsakes from the Fauth Family’s trip to Guatemala.

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BANG!  BANG!  BANG!  We smashed out our own corn tortillas.

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The girls gave a joint presentation on the historic city, Tikal. 

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Then it was time for some yummy eats with friends!


Another wonderful country study with friends.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Brazil with Kids

The kids had a fun time at our Brazil get-together:


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Making masks for Carnival:

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Creating mosaics with ONLY products that come from the rainforest.


Food!  Chocolate, lots of chocolate because it comes from the rainforest!  And lovely fruits.IMG_4414

Another fun journey with the kiddos and our friends.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Field Trip: Science Center

Our annual trip to the Science Center (back in February) was with a small group of friends.  I arranged it this year and DEFINITELY prefer when someone else does!  But it went well and we had a great time.


The kids love the exhibits and it is fun to see their excitement.

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The rainforest exhibit is worth taking binoculars to, as well as the Australia exhibit!  My kids have a great time with them. 

Of course, you’ll notice the BIG purse I have to take so I can carry all of that stuff…(in the prior picture)


I do seriously LOVE being their teacher.  Crazy as it is some days, there are other days I realize how fortunate we are!

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This little guy LOVED the dolphin show!

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And yes, I take  numerous photos of the jellyfish. 

But seriously, they have got to be the coolest display at the aquarium.  I could watch them float for hours!

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I believe I mentioned that these were good for the Australia exhibit as well. 


And our traditional photo with our friends, Heriberto and Jose'.  D (age 4) insisted that NO ONE help him climb up on the rock, so he is there struggling to get on.

It is hard being the littlest one in the crew.  I remember back in the day when we had to put them all on the rock…but now the “big ones” can climb up. 

Poor D.  And it was complicated by the fact that we took this at the END of the day when he was so tired.


But we had a GREAT time and we’ll definitely be back next year!