July 4-8 Day 5
Today was the Middle East. We began with the game "Baduk and the Coin" (holding fists out in a circle a coin gets passed around and the person in center of circle gets 3 guesses to who has the coin). Then we played "Trip to Jerusalem" (similar to musical chairs but with cones). Next we talked about a common symbol you would find all over the Middle East: the Hamsa (a symbol for peace and protection against evil). Then we looked at Mosques and listened to a "Call to Prayer" song so they could hear what it sounds like. Then they designed their own mosques and used oil pastels or watercolors to make a sunset background. While working on their art, I talked about the Dead Sea. I showed them a demonstration with an egg in fresh water vs saltwater to help demonstrate how it is impossible to sink in the Dead Sea. Then we discussed osmosis power and a car powered by a salty electrolyte solution (Quant-e car). Then we had snack, rehearsed the play and went to obstacle course. Next we played Dreidel. After lunch, we did a dress rehearsal of their play and went to the creek. I am working on sending a recorded copy of the play to everyone ASAP.