Friday, May 23, 2014

Mayan Creation Stories, Evolution, Sauerkraut, and a Chihuahua... among other things

Of course it's wonderful when Lu is fully engaged in
and excited by what we're learning, 
but it's also pretty cool when it's engaging and exciting 
for mama too.

I'm really enjoying everything we're doing this term.

We just finished reading the children's version 
of the Mayan book of creation - Popol Vuh.

We're learning Guatemalan geography,
something I need to brush up on.

Lu's creating a set of famous landmark flashcards.

With Lu's guitar playing, we're also doing lots of singing.

We're furthering our understanding of evolution
with this awesome book:

In the kitchen, Lu made brownies with a friend.

and two hugeongous jars of sauerkraut.

Lu found a motorbike in a tree.

 And there's been a lot of skateboarding,
and playing around with Cha's new groovy photo app.

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In the workshop, Lu built a bed for a chihuahua.

A chihuahua?

(did you notice her in the second photo?)

Tinich came to us this week.
Her name means "tiny" in Kakchikel,
the local Mayan language.
She was severely hypoglycemic and did not make it,
even though we did everything we could for her.

She will live long in our memories.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, poor little Tinich. :-( Looks like she was happy and spoiled while she was with you.