We focused on the continent of Asia as a run up to our Japan unit in January. There was much interest in the flags of Asia, and many children can now identify the flags of China, Indonesia, Iran and India. And almost all can tell the difference between the flags of Bangladesh and Japan!
Children also learned the different land forms found on earth and much coloring of islands, isthmuses, bays, gulfs and archipelagos ensued.
Dave, Benjamin and Nathan’s dad made potato soup with the children one morning, and that rainy, gray afternoon we all ate that comforting soup and felt a little bit warmer, and a little bit closer to the holidays. :)