Saturday, October 23, 2010
The French Flag and More
Well we got carried away and they ended up making flags or coloring in printouts for England, Spain and Portugal too. Portugal was a toughy. My youngest made the green and red field out of construction paper but the coat of arms proved to be more complicated. At first neither of them wanted to try and draw it out but ds quickly changed his mind and I'm proud of him for trying it. He did a great job. We finished them out today by adding the flag of Norway for Leif Ericsson and the Italian flag for Columbus.
Next week we'll be reviewing all the explorers we've studied so I will print out labeled photos (or a name alone in the case of explorers with no pics) and have the kids play a game of it, matching the explorer to his home country. Once they've pinned the explorer on the flag, they'll have to tell me what he "discovered."