Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day #83/175 Days (Co-Op Day)

Today we started a mini co-op at our church. We are studying various countries only. I think it was a good start to the day. Miss Amanda taught today and talked about China. We had some maps and notebooking pages for the kids to fill out. She had also arranged for a friend to come talk to the children. May lived in China when she was younger and has been in the US for 20 years.

She brought some Chinese candy for the children and shared how to say various words that they asked. She also wrote the numbers 1-5 on the white board for them to copy as well as the phrase "Happy New Year."  Conductor did very well with this:
Lego-Man did well too:

Miss Amanda talked about the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army. The children also did a craft where they wrote Chinese words on Popsicle sticks and then tied them together to simulate a bamboo book. 

For snack we served tea with rice crackers and lo mien noodles. There was also sweet and sour sauce or spicy ginger for the crackers. 

We ended by going up to the gym to play for a bit. It was a good start to the co-op I think. I know the boys had a great time. Next week we'll be looking at Slovakia. 

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

My(our) favorite subject, Geography! China is so interesting. I posted a BBC documentary DVD that we watched recently(or somewhat recently)...beautiful nature footage. I think it was called Wild China. It also covered geography, farming techniques, culture, etc. I bet they would like it...very G rated, nothing ugly or sad.