Thursday, October 10, 2013

A New Adventure. A Fresh Start.

Here we are again. Making a fresh start. There are a lot of changes happening here and we are pretty excited to be back to our cultural exploration. Last week we went to the library and picked up some new books to start learning about a new "destination". I know that many of you have been waiting for a new post from me and I apologize for being so absent in the blogosphere. I have missed this immensely. 

Now, to give you a brief intro intro to some of the new changes happening. Both of my kids have greatly enjoyed learning about the world and all of the various cultures that this wonderful world hosts, but they also have many other interests. I have been trying to figure out a way to work in some of their other interests so that I can continue to share our adventures. One of the things that has been a really big interest for Aiden as he is getting older is that he loves to read. He loves to read about history and he loves science as well. So, I have figured out a way to meet his interests and still keep us in the hands on learning mode, while connecting all of that to our global studies. There will be a full post soon about that, but in the mean time, I hope that you'll be able to sense my optimism and feel as eager to see what's next as we are. 

With all of that said, I posted yesterday on my facebook page a picture of some construction paper, announcing that we were making a flag and suggested that people try to guess which country we are focusing on now. Many of you guessed it right, and I got a lot of other guesses that I think I will add to our list for future adventures. If you guessed that the new country is Italy. You were right. We're pretty eager to learn about Italy and I have a few potential aces up my sleeve to make this an exciting tour (though these potential aces could just be jokers and that would be a bummer, so I'm not sharing that yet ;) ). 

Here is a photo of the littles with the flag. Some flags we have made have been very detailed and time consuming. Italy is not one of them. The flag of Italy was a quick one to make. Since I knew it wouldn't take too long to make, we also read some books about Italy which I will share with you in an upcoming post. 

The little bonus here is that my kids actually look like they love each other in this pic (and I didn't have to take 85 shots to get it). 

If you're still reading my blog, if you have been patiently waiting while I work through some real world stuff, thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. A big thank you to those who have hounded me looking for me to post something new. I hope you all enjoy following along as we embark on yet another new journey. 


  1. Going to try and share your "work" with my grandkids. Hope you don't mind. I commend you and your creativity in educating your kids beyond what they get in school. Bravo, Raina.

    1. Of course I don't mind if you share the fun with your grandkids! I put it out there so that people can share :)

      Thank you for your kind words :)

  2. Looking forward to the new adventure, as always :)

  3. This is so creative and great Raina, thank you for posting! When did you start doing this with the kiddo's?

    1. Hey Heidi, Thanks for checking it out! We started this back in 2011, we've taken a bit of time off because we got so busy with other "life" things, but we're back at it now. I hope you continue to read and that you find stuff that inspires you to have some little "adventures" with your littles :)

      I also have a Facebook page, so you can *like* that to be sure you see my posts (unless you already do :D )


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