Update: Looking back we wish we would have not put these three countries together. We as Library staff want everyone to know we stand with Ukraine.
We read Meals in Russia and the students participated in making Pirozhkis.
Pirozhki are Russian and Ukrainian baked or fried yeast-leavened buns with a variety of fillings. We made meat filled Pirozhki and for our vegetarians we used cream and rice with onions and mushrooms. We used the air fryer since we do not have a lot of room here at the Library. The kids learning to cook in such a small space with such limited resource is so much fun.
Ms. Sam read Anastasia and Frog Princess Russian Fairy Tale (russianamericancompany.com) and talked about Russian Fairy Tales.
The students also made their way around the maze they have made and read
A Ukrainian Folktale
retold and illustrated by Jan Brett
We encourage you to come and visit the students’ maze and read the story The Mitten.
Other recommended reads:
Miss Sherry read a cute book called Anna & Solomon. It is about Russian immigrants coming to America and living in New York. If your child is collecting Brag Tags this is a great little read and can earn them a New York tag.
Miss Sherry also read A Year Without Mom. It is also a story of Russian immigrants coming to America and instead of New York, they come to Illinois. If you are collecting brag tags you can earn Illinois.