Good morning Mulberry families! Happy Spring.....
Our week begun with discussion about St. Patrick's day and it led us to venturing to our next continent Europe and exploring characteristics of reptiles.
The Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in Ireland and by Irish people around the world. Many non-Irish join in the celebrations in many places, especially in the United States. It is a public holiday in Ireland. There are also lots of festivals and parades on this day to celebrate Irish culture. Most major cities have some sort of St. Patrick's Day parade. Green is the main color and symbol of the day. The city of Chicago has a fun custom where they dye the Chicago River green each year. The fountain in front of the White House is sometimes dyed green in honor of the day.
The leprechaun is a small Irish fairy who dresses like a shoemaker. Leprechauns are unfriendly little men who lives alone in the forest, spending time making shoes and guarding their gold treasures. If you catch a leprechaun, he'll be forced to tell you where he hides his pots of gold. However, the leprechaun must be watched at all times. If his captor looks away, the leprechaun will vanish along with his treasure.
The ultimate treasure you have of family and friends delivers you a solid foundation to keep you where you need to be! This treasure is PRICELESS.....
Europe is the second smallest continent in size and the third largest when we consider population. Largest Country: Russia, the European part is still the largest area than any other country. The Ukraine is quite a bit smaller and France comes third regarding country size on the continent.
The most popular attractions and landmarks are: Big Ben in England, Eiffel Tower in France, Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Alhambra in Spain, Atomium in Brussels, Kremlin in Russia, Acropolis in Greece, Mont Blanc in Switzerland, Colosseo in Rome
A science experiment was presented using baking soda and vinegar. The children really enjoyed witnessing the chemical reaction over and over again. (It can be used as a volcanic effect)
Grating soap - This activity educates the child with the practical life skill of grating cheese. It helps to develop order, coordination, and independence. It also strengthens the finger muscles and increases concentration.
Reptiles are animals that are cold-blooded. Most reptiles lay eggs and their skin is covered with hard, dry scales or have a bony external plate such as a shell. There are many types of reptiles. The main categories are snakes, crocodiles and alligators, turtles, and lizards. Reptiles can be found on every continent except for Antarctica.
The first reptiles are believed to have evolved around 320 million years ago. Reptiles use a variety of methods to defend themselves from dangerous situations, such as avoidance, camouflage, hissing and biting.
The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that the Easter hare laid eggs in the grass. In South German folk traditions it was customary to add extra obstacles to the game by placing them into hard-to reach places among nettles or thorns.
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