Kids have been studying about Romania in Eastern Europe. They chose Romania because they have a Romanian uncle. Amit’s cousin is married to a Romanian. Kabir completed the fact sheets about Romania and helped Arjun too! So, I had loads of free time for myself but I did not learn as much as I usually do when I am involved. Kids insisted that they don’t want me involved and so, I had to respect their decision. After completing the fact sheets, they updated the population and religion graph.
As I was missing out a lot, I spearheaded the project of creating clay model of Eastern Europe. I was back in their circle now and I was feeling good as I finally learned location of all the Eastern European countries. Arjun labeled countries and seas in his model. Kabir labeled countries, seas, mountains, rivers and capitals.
As for trying out Romanian food, we made Minciunele, Romanian Sour Soup (Ciorba), and Romanian Mititei. We enjoyed it all! Also, we tried Mamaliga but we didn’t care for it. For the Eastern Europe Party with homeschoolers at the library, we made Minciunele and Romanian Mititei.
Kabir was inspired by his friend, John Gannon Cox. He wanted to do an interactive presentation just like John Gannon. Dr. Moore had emailed me a template for Jeopardy about 2 years ago. So, I knew exactly what to do. We watched Jeopardy on YouTube, learnt the game and Kabir created the Jeopardy game for Eastern Europe. He was ready and excited. He made a t-shirt for the winner of the game (I forgot to take the photo of the t-shirt). His contestants were John Gannon, Zowie and Paula. John Gannon and Zowie were on a tie and so, Kabir asked an extra question. John Gannon won!
Arjun was interested in animals and so we created a presentation about the animals of Eastern Europe. He presented in front of few people and that was great achievement for him.
Both kids won the flag of Romania in their pretend passport and it has been attested by their grandparents.