In May we studied South America. We started by locating it on the globe and identifying its neighbors: North America and Antarctica, and the surrounding oceans: Atlantic and Pacific. We also built the puzzle map and named each country of this continent and matched it with its flag. We look at different objects from South America and talked about their uses.
In our study of South America we focused on two native peoples living on that continent. The Yanomami people live in the Amazon rainforest, where it is hot and humid, so they don't wear a lot of clothing. They build a round house for the whole tribe to live in, they eat roots, berries and cooked plantains and hunt for animals. They build canoes to travel longer distances.
Quechua people live in the Andes mountains, some of them in very remote places. They live in houses made of stone and mud and keep llamas and use their wool to make clothing. The kids found it very interesting to see pictures of people from these tribes and get a small glimpse into their lives.
We also talked about South American animals that live in different biomes of that continent, and the adaptations they made to live in their environment.
May was also full of other events like the student-led visits, Mother's Day, the Kindergarten students joining Elementary population on a field trip to the beach, and the Kindergarten tea. We are looking forward to the last few weeks of school and the Kindergarten graduation.