MAR
01
2011

Expedition Earth: Canada

Salut and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Canada! We had a great time learning about this unique country and the kids loved that they are our neighbor!

Of course we started off stamping our passports and finding Canada on the map (yes, that’s the Teeny Tot, she insists on doing everything the big kids do):

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Here are some of the activities we did this week along with things I managed to capture on film!

  • Say “Hello” in French: salut (silent t) , “Thank You” : merci
  • Locate Canada and capital Ottawa on the wall map
  • Sang a Canadian song
  • Completed mapping and flag worksheets
  • Read Children Just Like Me Book on Canada and found where they live on the map
  • Learn about the Inuit Community
  • Watched some cool videos from Nunavut Canada! (Warning, some of the video is a tad graphic, they harpoon a seal and eat it.)
  • Learn more about Canada from National Geographic Kids
  • Learn about Niagra Falls
  • Learned about and classified 6 animals of Canada
  • Animals from Canada mini-book
  • Make snowshoes
  • Read: Living World Encyclopedia pg 64-65 Forests
  • Lapbook Activity
  • Make Ice Cream with Maple Topping
  • Maple Leaf Prints activity
  • Canadian Forest scene craft activity

Here se are working on our lapbooking activity. I give the Teeny Tot a scrap piece of paper to work on. I need to get her a clipboard as she keeps stealing them from the other kids!

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Here is our Canada white board. We review all the facts daily and sing the song for fun.

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Here’s our mapping worksheet, this is my 2nd graders handwriting.

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We learned about 6 different animals found in Canada then put them up on our classification wall. I don’t know about yours, but man, it’s getting full!

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We made these fun little snowshoes to wear around the house. We practiced walking like you would if you had on real snowshoes and tried not to fall through the soft snow.

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Thanks for joining our week on Canada, next we’re on to the United States of America!

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Comments

  1. Good job! I have another thought for next time, you should look into ordering some of the travel brochure. Each province produces them for their travel seasons year rounds and it has lots of pictures and information. Also the Government of Canada has a number of educational sites for more info. Just some thoughts for future I hope you don't mind.AngelaA Mama with 2 Cents Worth to Shareand a Canadian Mommy

  2. Your older girls might be interested in this website… http://100yearsofanne.com Anne, is every girl's favorite orphan! :)You're studying the USA next and we're in the process of moving from the USA to Canada… If you'd like, I can email you a link to my blog and you can share it with your kids… I'll be blogging on the entire ordeal… I mean adventure! :)

  3. As a Canadian I commend you on learning about your neighbours to the North… HOWEVER… can I suggest a visit back to discover more about our summer months? I mean, snowshoes, Nunavut and maple syrop is great, but be careful to not give the commonly held misconception to your children that we live in a frozen tundra the minute you cross the border. LOL!We're roasting here today in a balmy 78 degrees F weather… shorts, t-shirts, HATS to avoid sunburned ears… we have beaches, butterflies and migratory animals that love our nice hot summers too!:o) BLESSINGS FROM CANADA, EH!

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