Miss Sherry started our day with showcasing Grandpa Library’s trip to Haiti! We got to see lots of pictures of the kids there and the area that they lived in. We loved the story about how the Haitian children mistook the name for “candy” as “Ed”! Grandpa Library was handing out candy and ran out. He told the children who spoke very little English to ask Ed for some. So they went up to Ed asking, “Ed? Ed? Ed?” instead of asking Ed for “candy!”
Miss Sherry then finished they book they started the day prior for Cuba. After finishing the book, we went outside for a little free time followed by learning about our country and U.S. territory. First, we read about Haiti in All Around the World: Haiti. Haiti is a country that shares an island with the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea. Haiti is the poorest country in the world! Why? Hurricanes, earthquakes, and low levels of education, and an unstable government contribute to poverty. The people here are very creative and like to listen to music and tell stories – sometimes acting out stories with song and dance. Haiti’s Independence Day is January 1 and they eat Pumpkin soup on this day. Can you guess what we had for snack? Yup, Pumpkin Soup!
Next, we read All Around the World: Dominican Republic. Here you can see pictographs that are more than 600 years old! The British, French, Spanish, and Haitians all tried at one point or another to gain control over the Dominican Republic, especial the capitol, Santo Domingo. We had fun answering questions pertaining to the places we learned about!
Finally, after updating our passports with today’s stamps, the kids got to enjoy the 3-D printing pen and making designs!