Friday, October 23, 2009

United Nations Day- Traveling around the world at the dining table

Tomorrow is United Nations Day. I always remember this date because it is also my birthday. :)
I posted this project a little while ago but I thought that it would be a good project to do if you would like to "celebrate" United Nations Day. If the weather holds up we are going to an international festival this weekend. I love to share my love of other countries and cultures with my boys.

I have been a high school Spanish teacher for six years now. When I was pregnant with D, I took a group of students on a trip to Mexico. (When we starting planning the trip, I was not pregnant. That little surprise happened after it was too late to cancel the trip. I even climbed to the top of a pyramid four months pregnant. :) Anyways, I haven't been on any more trips lately, but I still get the travel magazines from several companies. I always give them to D to look through since they have wonderful pictures of places from around the world. When he was done looking at the last magazine, I cut out the pictures and glued them to a piece of butcher paper to make a table cloth. For each meal, I would ask D where he wanted to eat (China, España, Inglaterra, etc.) and he would put his plate on that place. The pictures made for great conversations all week.



4 comments:

  1. Love your ideas!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. =) If there is any way that I can encourage you as you consider homeschooling, let me know. I am plugged into a lot of resources I'd be happy to share.

    ~Kathleen
    El Rincon Espanol

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  2. oh neat that is such a great idea! I remember getting travel magazines in school as a child too, for a school project, I totally forgot about that, I should get some for my daughter :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I do plan on teaching my daughter languages but so far I haven't been very successful. My second language is French, and my husband's second language is Urdu, and somewhere in there I want to throw in Arabic too! And if I get really ambitious I'd like to learn Vietnamese with my daughter, since I'm half vietnamese. haha. But I'm glad I found your blog and look forward to checking out your techniques :)

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  3. This is a great idea! Where do you get the travel magazines from?
    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

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