I can’t say today went off without a hitch, but I can say it went very well. Haiti was a country that I was not very familiar with. Luckily P and I stopped at the library yesterday and I was able to grab a couple books to help with this.
Both of these were great sources of information. I read aloud to both ps for about an hour after breakfast. The plantain porridge in my opinion was wonderful, The kids liked it, but not the lumps. I made a double batch so I have lots left for the week.
I will admit to skipping a lot about the government and some about the more gruesome times in Haiti’s past, although we did talk about the slave uprising, the deforestation, and the natural disasters. Haiti has a very mixed past. It seems like the people have been fighting for freedom since the French first showed up and in some ways have gotten it. P was a bit shocked about the poverty level of the people, so we also talked about some of the reasons for the poverty and about some of the things that are being done to help Haiti. We also discussed some day to day things, like learning that they drive on the right side of the road but if the other lane is open, then they drive on that side too, making it a bit unsafe.
We then started to color flags. We got a lot of them done.
Then the real work started. It took about 2 to 3 hours for all the food to be made. It was a lot of work but everyone pitched in and made it easier. Chuck and the ps cracked open a coconut and then watched a video and how they are harvested. Shari helped make dough with the kids and chopped tons of things. Misti cut a whole papaya and poor Chris got sent to the store. Mia helped with stirring and Ramsey taste tested everything.
We let our food settle by looking a tons of beautiful pictures online from people who have visited this interesting and strong country.
Lastly we picked the date and the subject for next month. This time the ps picked the letter c and Chuck picked California for the 21st of Sept.