What a day to learn! We had a talk about Pakistan, which means Land of (the) Spiritually Pure in both Urdu and Persian languages. Some national symbols are the five pointed star and the flower Jasmin. Since so many Pakistanis live abroad, they make up the sixth largest diaspora (live outside native country) in the world! Field hocky, cricket, polo, and soccer are popular sports. Food in Pakistan is usually aromatic and spicy that is accompanied with rice and flatbreads. 96% of Pakistanis are Muslim, so there is little to no pork served anywhere. Most meals are eaten with your hands or by using various kinds of naan bread for dipping and picking up the liquid or soft foods. Many Pakistanis start their day with a nice cup of chai tea. For snacks, we had a taste of a Pakistani breakfast items (naan bread, yogurt, eggs, and a sip of chai tea)! The kids had to try eating traditionally before receiving a helping spoon!
We also reviewed what Groundhog Day is and what it means when Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow like he did today… 6 more weeks of winter.
Our books today included Malala’s Magic Pencil, which is a true story, and two funny Groundhog day books (Groundhog’s Day Off, Groundhug Day).
Miss Sherry read:
A Sky-Blue Bench
I loved this story that takes place in wore torn Afghanistan. It is a beautiful story of overcoming. Stories like A Sky-Blue Bench help your child better understand places like Afghanistan.