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Bi-weekly Highlights

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.

Green is the beautiful color of springtime, and is very much so connected with thoughts of hope and good things to come.
Other fun traditions of the holiday include the shamrock (three leafed clover plant)

Do you know that it was named the "Friendliest Day of the Year" by the Guinness Book of World Records? We celebrated St. Patrick’ day by playing the game of treasure hunts and found gold coins, which we all shared among all our friends. We read a book about friendship and understood that real treasure is our friendship amongst others and the love of our family.

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.

A symbol like the pot-of-gold at the end of a rainbow is associated with St. Patrick’s Day. We made our own rainbow. One of the most storied rainbow myths is that there's a pot of gold at the end of every one. Not only that, but that the pot of gold is guarded by a tricky leprechaun. … When rainbows appear, they always end at a spot where some leprechaun's pot of gold is buried

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.....

What is a real treasure? Our family, friends and health. Let's enjoy and cherish it.

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

Beautiful artifacts from Europe -presentation by Mrs. Shah, France by Mrs. Tatreaux and places to visit booklet.
Animals: In Europe, you can spot deer, rabbits, even lizards and hedgehogs and in many regions. There are also wolves, brown bears (also called 'grizzly bears' in the USA) and bisons still found living in more remote parts in Europe, although many among them belong to threatened and endangered species.
Map of Europe - push pinning and puzzle.
Pizza, croissants, and pasta …Do we need to go on? Yes, Europe is home to some incredible foods. Our food craft of the week -pizza and pasta salad.

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)

Look and hear (yes- it does make sound) my science experiment.

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.

The activity instills a sense of achievement and contribution as the child helps in preparing food and enables them to carry out daily household chores.

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.

Characteristics of reptiles - scaly skin, 4 legs or no legs

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.

Our Egg hunt fun.....

Wish you and your families a very happy, healthy and safe spring break!


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