Today we talked about Iran! In Exploring Countries: Iran, we learned that Iran was once called Persia. Iran has a president that has political and spiritual authority, and he makes sure that the laws fits with Islamic beliefs. Because religion is so important to Iran, children study Islam in school along with science and math. Boys complete a military course because most will serve in the military when they turn 18 years old. Girls and boys attend separate schools after kindergarten in most places. In Iran, they make a lot of handmade carpets! For snack, we ate some yummy, spiced rice!
For a fun STEM activity, we made some slime that is a solid when you add pressure and liquid when you don’t! We also read Chapter 2 of Around the World in 80 Days!
I (Miss Sherry) recently read a book and I want to encourage you to read it with your child. The book is called Everything Sad is Untrue.
Everything Sad is Untrue is a true story of a young immigrant from Iran who ends up in Oklahoma. Although this young immigrant’s community in Oklahoma is not as rural as Donnelly, ID, he is still faced with many challenges that are common in rural America.
Daniel Nayeri, proves himself as a terrific writer and I am looking forward to reading everything he has written. BOOKS — Daniel Nayeri
If you are connecting 50 States Brag Tags this book counts as OKLAHOMA .
Megan (3rd Grade) – Chinese book- Lon Po Po: “I like how the oldest sibling was clever. It’s a Chinese version of ‘Red Riding Hood’. The kids tricked the wolf in a smart way.”
Madilynn (Kindergarten) – Japanese book – Tama, Luck Cat: “The cat is cute, beautiful, and kind. Nobody was mean to the cat, so she brought good luck.”