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Expedition Earth: Argentina


Buen Dia’ and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Argentina! Did you know the Iguazu Falls are a series of falls on the Iguacu River that stretch a distance of over two miles. Their name comes from an Indian word meaning great water.  That’s just one of the cool things we learned about this week! So of course we…

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Expedition Earth: Peru


Hola! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Peru! Did you know that Peru’s Macchu Pichu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, along with the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal? That was just one of the cool things we learned about this week. Read on to see what else we…

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Expedition Earth: Panama


Hola and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Panama! As usual, we started off by stamping our passports and locating Panama on our World Map. Here are some of the activities we did this week along with things I managed to capture on film! Learned to say “Hello” in Spanish: Hola (hello) , “Thank You” : gracias Locate Panama…

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Venezuela Recipe: Quesillo


For our Expedition Earth week on Venezuela, we tried a sweet treat from the Another Trip Around the World book called Quesillo (Little Cheesecake). It’s really more like a flan than a cheesecake, and it might help to know that before you start so you’re not surprised by the result. Are you ready? Ingredients: 1/4 c. sugar 1/8 c. water…

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Expedition Earth: Venezuela


Buen Dia’! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Venezuela! Did you know that kids in Venezuela have hot chocolate for breakfast? It’s a very thick soupy pudding mixture that children dip bread in! We didn’t have any soupy hot chocolate, but did try our own U.S. version, and frankly they were just happy to have hot chocolate for breakfast!…

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Expedition Earth Brazil Dinner Night


We went to a super fun Brazilian dinner at Rodizio’s Grill to celebrate the end of our Expedition Earth week on Brazil! The kids were so brave trying all kinds of new things! Sorry for the poor quality photos, these were taken with my iphone! I’m sure the waiters thought I was nuts taking pictures lf them each time they…

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Brazil: Rain Forest Diorama Craft


Welcome to our week on the Brazil Amazon Rain Forest! This week we made a Rain forest Diorama to help us understand the layers of the rain forest. It was super fun to make, and the kids learned a lot about the rain forest in the process! Supplies: 3 cardboard boxes Green & blue tempura paint and paint brushes Scissors…

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Expedition Earth: Brazil


Oi! Welcome to our week on Brazil, we had so much fun with this week, my kids have been waiting for the rain forest craft since August! Here are some more of the things we covered this week: Located Brazil & the Atlantic Ocean on the map and completed our worksheet How to say “Hello” in Portuguese – Oi’! Prayed…

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