Saturday, September 20, 2014

Paris? London? Rome? Amsterdam?

As educators who work with military children overseas, we have the unique opportunity to discuss different countries and cities because YES our students actually have prior knowledge! It’s wonderful to hear children talk about going to Paris and visiting the Eiffel Tower over the weekend. Or seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa and having an actual discussion about why it is leaning. In centers, especially blocks and sand, children construct castles and sights they have actually seen. We use to our advantage their travels to tie in with the study of shapes. How amazing is that!

Although most American children don’t have the chance to visit countries overseas before pre-k or kindergarten, you can still bring them to your classroom. Global awareness and the appreciation of different cultures is a necessary component of today’s education. There are some wonderful age appropriate books and activities that you can do in the classroom to bring different countries to you. Food, games and art projects are a great way to introduce young children to different cultures and places. Here are some websites, books and activities we hope you can use. Happy Travels!


This week's work: Owl Chatterpixs
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    1. Thanks! They did do a great job. I especially love their owls they made after reading the story Owl Babies.

  2. It's pretty cool that your kiddos have these opportunities at a young age (though I know there are other sacrifices they make). Way to use it to your advantage!

    A Very Curious Class

    1. Hi Amanda! Their experiences are so different. Although their parents are frequently deployed they try to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them! Hey are you on Instagram? Have a great week!