If you follow my Facebook page then you may have spotted me writing about the home educators geography fair that we are taking part in at the end of the month. The children want to do their project on Slovakia, so our task for the next week is to create a display all about Slovakia.
So far I’ve created some lapbook style inserts with some key facts on and we have been learning about the flag and the coat of arms on the flag and what it represents. We have talked about Slovakia being a much smaller country than our own, and we will do some more on that too.
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starting our Geography fair today at last. my plans for a bit delayed with sickness last week. We have started with the flag and a conversation about the coat of arms and then the mountain ranges. need to have a bit of a think about how we display our learning – a job for me to think about this evening.
My Dad went to Slovakia a few months ago, and it is this that has got the children interested so I think we will do some looking at the types of roads and maybe something transport based too – my Dad tells me the police cars are different in Slovakia so this will be a good exercise to consider similarities and difference.
I also plan to do something around key cities and rivers, but haven’t quite worked out how we will do that yet. We have also looked at some of the food that is eaten and did have a go at making an apple and bread cake – it wasn’t a huge success, I think probably because I’m not the best at baking! We do however have another recipe to try out this weekend, so I hope we are more successful with that!
Finally, we have to have a little think about how we will display our project. I feel a bit behind on this project as we have lost a week due to illness last week, however I am sure we will pull something together in time for next week!
I’m also super excited that the team at Quarto and BSmall Publishing have supplied some fabulous prizes for the judges to award on the day – I can’t wait to see the other projects and to get some inspiration for our next project.