Monday, November 23, 2009

B-School 1

Tot School
~Diego is 28 months old~

We started B week with an "experiment", I wanted to see if Diego would be able to use his popcorn kernel sensory tub without me having to pick up a huge mess. Well, it worked! Not only that but he played with it for about an hour. Initially I hid "B" stuff in it (a burro, a letter B, a boca, and a batería.) Then he decided to add more stuff to it. Amazingly I only picked about 10 kernels off the floor!

Finding a B, and a burro in his sensory tub!

Is he happy or what!

Then we did a B with botones! He loved it... Although I had to take it from him quickly after he finished because he was starting to take them off the paper!

The finished B's

Now, on November 19 we celebrated the Discovery of Puerto Rico. Christopher Columbus landed on the coasts of Borikén more than 500 years ago on Nov. 19, 1493. The whole week schools across the island celebrate what is called "La Semana de La Puertorriqueñidad" or Puerto Rican Identity week. Of course we weren't going to miss the opportunity to learn about our Taíno ancestors, and Colón! So I decided to paint Diego as a Taino Indian, and talk about the Discovery of Puerto Rico.

A Taíno Coquí. This is how Taínos painted the little frog!

My little Taíno indian! I would have painted him better if he stopped moving!

Here he is painting a coquí from a "coloring book" I made him.

Painting our flag! He did a pretty good job! The only thing he wanted to paint was the "estrella"!

Doing another Taíno craft: a guanín, it was used by Taíno Chiefs and it was made of gold.

The final touches on the guanín.

And here is Cacique Diego proudly wearing his gold guanín!

This is his finished flag with some original touches, I say change the flag officially to this design, with smiley stickers and all!!

Finally we made cookies. Here Diego is tasting the flour thinking it is sugar, he didn't believed me!

Watching the mixer go!

Tasting the dough, despite me telling him not to, he kept saying...mmm rico, dulce!

Finally eating a cookie, I did the B with a knife, I need to buy a B cutter!

We also heard our National Anthem, and many other videos we particularly loved this one!
B week continues this week so stay tuned!

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