September 19, 2011
Oh man, it’s just hard to wake up early for school on Mondays when you have just gotten used to sleeping in all weekend! Oh well, at least I have an awesome teacher. She started this thing last week called Mapping Mondays to help us learn continents and countries.
This is what she does: she gives everyone in the class a blank sheet of paper and then gives us the name of a country or continent and we have to draw it. The person who ends up with the closest drawing gets a point. At the end of the year, she said the person with the most points gets a prize. My parents got me a cool laminated map to help me study for this.
Here is a pic of the country I drew last week. Can you tell which one it is?
Because of this I have discovered how much I love maps! They can tell you SO much about a country and the people that live there, just by where it’s located, or how mountainous it is, stuff like that.
Well, my homework is waiting for me!
Mexican Independence Day!
September 14, 2011
Did you know Mexicans celebrate their Independence Day on Friday, Sept. 16? This is the day they celebrate their independence from Spain. It’s celebrated a lot like other national holidays are celebrated around the world, with parades, marching bands and even concerts! They actually kick it off the night before, with special food and a speech by the President of Mexico.
In fact, Mexicans all over the world celebrate this day, not just the ones living in Mexico. Lots of people will decorate their homes and even their cars to celebrate!
Sounds like fun to me!
Talk to ya later!
Hip Chain Necklace
September 12, 2011
So I watched a Craftshop episode from June and found an awesome one for a chain and ribbon necklace. See mine! You can just get chain from your local hardware store. They’ll cut it for you, and you can just use ribbon that you already have, or pieces of fabric, or get some ribbon from the discount section of your favorite craft store. Then you just weave the ribbon through the chain and tie a knot at the end, it’s SO easy!
You know I love giving my friends stuff I make, so I made two more because my BFF’s birthday is next week. She loves accessories almost as much as I do! I know she’ll love them.
Be sure to watch the Hardware Necklace Craftshop episode to learn how to make yours. You can find it in the Videos section of buildabearville.com™.
Talk to ya later!