Friday, November 12, 2010

Traveling to the Middle East

We have left Africa and we are heading to the Middle East.  First stop Turkey.  This has already caused some confusion with the four year old who is coloring turkeys for Thanksgiving and even for the Mom when Callie wanted to write an "acrostic for Turkey".  I said something like, "I guess you can if you want to.  Are you going to read it at Thanksgiving or something?".  Callie set me straight and we had  a good laugh.

One of the things that we have been using for our geography studies are a series of videos that we get at the library.  They are produced by Pilot Productions and the are called Globe Trekker.  There are several for different countries and even regions within countries.  Anyway, we love them!!  They are geared to adults, but Callie has been watching them since she was probably 5 or so and Kate will sit through them too.  We watched all of the China ones with Callie before we traveled to get Kate.

So that's how we started our study of Turkey on Tuesday.  After lunch the girls set up a "market" outside.  I love how all of these great videos and books that we read about each country get them so excited to play it out.  Kate isn't even in the room when we read most of our books, but she sees the videos and follows right along with Callie's creative directions.  Most of the time.

It's a good thing we live out in the country!! :)

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