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The Bluebird Room is learning so much about our families!

Mystery reader Smita Patel shared the story  My Dadima has a Sari.  After the story, she shared her own special occasion saris from India, including her wedding sari.  Here Diana is the model as Smita shows us how to wrap a sari.  Georgeous!  She was also kind enough to leave several every day saris in the classroom for the children to enjoy.  We loved seeing the cooperation that took place as 2 or 3 children often assisted each other.  “Wrapping a sari is hard!” I heard them say.   The students looked absolutely priceless!

Thank you, Smita!




I think she figured it out!


Practical life at it’s best….Evan and Marcus volunteer to fold the 6 foot long sari, a standard size. Folding blankets at home will be a breeze after this.


Did you know Istanbul is the only city in the world that is a part of two continents?  Defne Apul did a special presentation on Turkey during our Asia unit.  Both she and her husband Tolga are from Turkey and speak Turkish in the home.  While Derin did not do a chicken dance for us, he translated as his mom spoke Turkish briefly and shared many traditional items with us.  We learned about the differences between the turkish and english alphabet asia-086and conducted a letter hunt in turkish books.  This was all topped off by the sharing of some ethnic foods such as spanikopita, phillo dough, apples, and cherry juice. To the left, Remy and Madison are examining the “blue eye” which is a symbol said to let good thoughts enter and bad thoughts flee.

Thank you for a great morning Defne and Derin!


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