South America

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As our travels around the world come to an end, we have arrived on our last continent-South America!  What a beautiful and amazing place.  We have learned there are deserts, mountains, a rain forest and pampas (grasslands) covering this continent.  We learned that people, homes and foods are different in each of these areas.  Also, the animals that call those areas home are very different.

The children enjoyed learning about Uruguay from Brianne.  She spent many years growing up there as a child and brought in some items for us to examine.

 

Brianne talked about a special tea many people from Uruaguay enjoy. They drink it from a gourd.

Brianne talked about a special tea many people from Uruguay enjoy. They drink it from a gourd.

 

There are more cows in Uruguay than people! The gauchos might use a whip like this one while herding the vacas.

There are more cows in Uruguay than people! The gauchos might use a whip like this one while herding the vacas.

During her small group lessons, the children each made their own quesadilla (more of Mexican food rather than a dish from South America).  They also sampled dulce de leche, a sweet caramel like sauce that EVERYONE in Uruguay eats.  We tasted ours on apples, but there they put it on bread, fruit, on a pancake-like breakfast food, on cookies.  Really they will put it on just about anything and sometimes they eat it right off the spoon!

MMMM, tasty!

Mmmm, tasty!

The children are working hard creating a rain forest in the classroom.  They are carefully pin pushing out various animals, looking in books to find out how they should color them and then adding them to our rain forest scene.

 

This child is carefully coloring his harpy eagle.

This child is carefully coloring his harpy eagle that will be added to our classroom rain forest.

Thank you to Brianne for coming and sharing so many interesting facts about Uruguay!

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