|Our Faberge eggs--we decorated these with the Bleeker kids|
We ended up not having an ethnic meal--maybe we can try to do that another time. The kids were a little disappointed so will have to try to fit that in later this week or next.
Some books we enjoyed: Peter and the Wolf and The Nutcracker Ballet both by Vladimir Vagin; Luba and the Wren, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, and Rechenka's Eggs all by Patricia Polacco; The Tale of the Firebird by Gennady Spirin; Peter the Great by Diane Stanley; and The Fool of the World and The Flying Ship.
Since the Arctic Circle includes the upper parts of Russia, we spent our time in science learning about the plants, animals, and overall ecosytems of the Arctic. Both Nicolas and Anna spent time researching several animals: polar bears, arctic fox, Siberian husky, arctic hare, caribou, and a few more I can't think of right now. Today we started our trek "down under" as we study Australia in geography and the coral reef and islands in science.