Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Butterfly (letter poem)

Up in the sky
Those beautiful wings
That lay by your side
Exit your world to come to mine
Roll out your wings
Fly above
Let out your breath
Yes, nice and kind

Monday, March 16, 2009

Aztecs, Mayans and Incans

This week, we learned about Central and South America in the Middle Ages. Aztecs, Mayans and Incans were all great weavers.

The Mayans played a game where they threw a ball through a hoop made out of stone. If a person lost, his head was cut off. We used a big embroidery hoop and tennis balls when we pretended to play the game. I didn't get my head cut off.

We drank Aztec hot chocolate. It tasted really good. We read the story about the "Sad Night" and Montezuma.

Quinoa is a grain that the Incans ate. We had it for lunch a couple of times. I sort of liked it when it was mixed with beans. We made knots on a piece of yarn to show how many times we did something. This was called Quipu by the Incans.