Mountains in Clouds

June 6-10 Day 5

Today was the Middle East. We began with the game "Trip to Jerusalem" (person in center of circle counts to 3 and then everyone has to find a new cone or else they go to the middle) and 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 traveled to Afghanistan to talk 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. Next they designed their own mosques and used oil pastels 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. Then we discussed osmosis and a car powered by a salty aqueous electrolyte solution (Quant-e car). Then we played Dreidel, had snack and rehearsed the play. Next we went to the obstacle course. After lunch, we went to the creek. Then we rehearsed the play one final time before performing it for parents, friends and family.