I honestly don't know how full time teachers create, blog, teach, and take care of their families all at the same time! I'm struggling with just my cat and myself hahaha! I'm hoping that with my break, I'll be able to create products (or finish some) and do a few blog posts.
Our social studies unit right now is world cultures and traditions and my kids are eating it up! I had to set the mood right from the start. All my kids made passports and suitcases and got boarding passes. I played a video of a take off from in an airplane (many of mine haven't flown before) and we were off! Our first stop was India. We read a book about India one day, watched a video about two families in India, made a box and T-chart to compare and contrast the US and India, and wrapped up our stay with Henna art.
Each kid got a stamp to put on their suitcase.
We celebrated by creating Henna (Mehndi) art.
I was amazed that my boys were so into it too!
And their suitcases? Manila envelopes with brown construction paper handles and green construction paper straps on front! Easy and cute!
We then got our passports stamped on departure (I have a book stamper) and we traveled to Brazil next. I only nabbed one picture since it was the day before our crazy, wild, assembly/pajama/party day.
We made mask for Carnival and I played music while we shook our groove things. I love his mask!
We are headed to Russia next, then Australia, and ending in Kenya, with perhaps a trip to Germany in between there. I also start the week with music playing from the country, for my students to guess. It sets the mood and gets them hooked! Safe travels!