I love Mondays because it is my challenge day. Unfortunately the challenges seem to be dwindling away. Probably due to summer things going on. But I still have two of my favorites to look forward to - Joey's Creative challenge and Every Inchie Monday. Perhaps I will locate some others to also get involved in. Any suggestions?
My inchie this week is on the country of Japan. Several years ago - well, really a lot of years - when I was teaching second grade we had more freedom to develop our own curriculum. State standards were not the issue they are now. So I decided to take my students on a year long journey around the world. All of my reading, math, language, etc. was based on that country. We measured miles for our route. Ate foods from the country we were studying. Did art and music activities from there. Everything. My kids even had a passport that had to be stamped when we travelled from place to place. That was the most fun. I still have grown ups that were in my class as second graders come to see me and say "remember when we went to ____"? One of our favorite places was Japan. It was so rich in activities. This inchie brought back some great memories, origami kimonos and tissue paper cherry blossoms!
Joey's challenge was to use the tangle pais. I got started and then just couldn't stop. It turned into a monotangle of nothing but pais! I also started losing my green pen so I had to add a third color. Guess I may need to order some colored sakuras!
Well, that's all for now. Thanks for dropping by and saying hello! Hugs!