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Studying China: Week 2

We’ve wrapped up our tour around China and we’re getting ready to study pandas next week and work on another lapbook together. Here is what we did together this week in our study of China. 

Monday

  • Review from previous week
  • Write our names in Chinese
  • read about Jeanette Li {10 Girls Who Changed History}
  • reviewed Asia geography song {Geography Songs}

Tuesday

  • Talked about the Great Wall of China
  • read about Eric Liddell
  • reviewed Asia geography song
  • Talked about Chinese currency {click on image for pdf file}

Wednesday

  • talked about Mt. Everest
  • read about Hudson Taylor
  • reviewed Asia geography song

Thursday

  • put our goegraphy notebooking pages in our notebook
  • stamped our passports
  • Made egg drop soup
  • reviewed the Asia geography song

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Studying China: Week 1

This past week we started studying China. A highlight of the week for the kids was having Chinese food for dinner: dumplings, egg rolls, and best of all – using chopsticks! Laurianna has enjoyed it so much that she has insisted on using them every meal since then. We’re still working on a few parts of our Olympic lapbook while waiting for some competitions to finish and we’ll post pictures of that later too.

Here’s a look at our first week studying China

Monday

  • locate and map China
  • use atlas to learn more about China and geographical features
  • color/label map of China
  • learn Asia song from Geography Songs

Tuesday

  • learn about the Chinese flag {click on image to download pdf}
  • read Children just like me and complete notebooking page
  • read about Gladys Aylward {10 Girls Who Changed the World}

Wednesday

  • talk about rivers and label the rivers of China
  • read about Lottie Moon {10 Girls Who Made History}
  • finished up our Olympic lapbook

Thursday

After we read the Story of Ping (to talk about the Yangtze River) each girl illustrated their summary of the book. We’re using Draw Write Now for art this year and they are having so much fun with it! Here is what McKenna wrote about it:

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Next week we are continuing on in our studies of China: making egg drop soup, studying other missionaries: Eric Liddell, Jeanette Li, and Hudson Taylor, learning about the Great Wall of China, and also Mt. Everest.

 

Traveling to China

Well…not technically. But we are starting our third week of school and after our two week intro to maps and geography we are going to study China.


The girls have also been learning about the Olympics, and this last week had great fun making paper dolls we printed off from Making Friends. And no picture session would be complete without some sort of silly faces.


Up for our first week:

  • locating and mapping China
  • talking about rivers (Yangtze River)
  • studying the flag of China
  • reading the Story of Ping and drawing ducks
  • learning about several missionaries: Gladys Alward, Lottie Moon, and Isobel Kuhn
  • learning a few words in Chinese {yes & no, hi & bye, counting to 10}


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