After winding down our summer vacation, and sending the kids back to school, I had big things planned for starting a virtual tour of a new country. If you "like" us on facebook, then you already know, I got hit with the "start of the school year virus" that happens every year. I'm slowly recovering and finally feeling well enough to get back to our world tour.
We started out by making a trip to the library to pick up a few books (which I will be telling you about soon). The first project we always do is create a flag for our "destination" country. This time, we are super excited to be heading through The Caribbean Sea to The West Indies and setting our sights on St. Lucia.
St. Lucia was a country that made it's way to the list back when we mapped out our year. We put a bunch of countries in the hat and pulled out which ones we'd be learning about. The list was comprised of readers' suggestions, our personal interests and of course we spun the globe a few times. St. Lucia was one that Eliana had heard the name and her heart was set on learning about it. So, now, she is one of the happiest littles around because "finally" we are learning about St. Lucia, the country that she has come to call "My country".
So here, it is, our recreation of the flag of St. Lucia.
We've got some fun ideas for the upcoming weeks. I hope you'll check back in with us and see what we're doing!