I decided that the whole summer we would spend time learing about different areas of the world. The World Cup was about to start, so I figured this was the perfect theme to help the kids understand that all these teams came from all over the world and this World Cup was a BIG deal! With that idea in mind, I just needed to focus on one country a week.
The first week of summer we learned about Mexico. We decided on this as our first country because my brother-in-law's birthday was that week and his family is from Mexico, AND Kroger was doing a Taste of Mexico event for three weeks and all Mexican food was on sale. Score! Here are a few things we did together:
Tuesdays are Time to Read Tuesdays. Little Bear is at his daycare, so Sunshine and I head to the library so I can tutor and then we head to storytime. We also use this time to check out books and look up books about the country we are studying.
Wednesdays are What's Cooking Wednesday. I don't have a picture of our meal, but we made an authentic Mexican meal on this night. The kids and I made homemade salsa and served it with guacamole, tacos, and all the fixin's.
On Thursday, we call is Thinker Thursday. We are conducting science experiments on this day that doesn't necessarily go along with our theme. Sunshine and I were so excited to make a rainbow in a jar. This was a pinterest fail.
See? Pinterest fail. Do you see a rainbow in there? I kept thinking in my head, "Nailed it!" Sunshine and I had a blast trying it out togther, so that is all that matters!
Fridays are Fun Fridays. We spent our fun Friday at the pool since we were going to head to my sis and brother-in-law's later that day to celebrate his birthday. We made pinatas for him!
I am loving my time at home with these two rascals. We even made tie dye shirts!
And yes, he got a haircut this past week!