Thursday, August 14, 2008

Think About It Thursdays: China

English words borrowed from the Chinese language
Chi: life force, spirit
Chop chop: (slang) fast
Chow: (slang) food
Typhoon: great wind storm
Wok: a pan with a rounded bottom used in Chinese cooking
-If you have a wok or access to one, you can make a stir-fry in it combining social studies, math (measuring ingredients), and learning what a wok is

Letter writing
Imagine you have just come back from watching your favorite event at the Summer Olympics. In a letter to a friend, tell them about how you felt and what you saw, both at the Olympics and in China. (This assignment will be much easier, if the child actually does watch at least one event on tv or online)

Books to read

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