The study of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (did you know this is the official name?) ended with a grand tea party as we make our way through the countries of Europe! My, my…I do need to brush up on my geography and world history a bit; though I didn’t admit this fact to the girls, I think they caught on?
Naturally the girls (big & little) were all quite excited about this celebration as part of our curriculum; and the little boys in the house don’t know to not be thrilled about such a prim & proper event. Dad on the other hand? Well, he was a good sport until one of his children asked if we should all try to speak in a British accent…the man does have limitations! Overall, it was a grand time.
Our menu ::
lemon poppy seed muffins with lemon glaze
sweet scones (that turned out a bit flat!) with homemade peach jam
maple ham & cucumber sandwiches
spinach & cheese cups
and lots of English tea!
A few resources that we used through this study ~ famous people, events or places ::
design an English garden (which can be printed out)
read a Beatrix Potter story at this site or check a book out of the library
a few of us will be listening to this audio version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
our current read-aloud is about George Mueller, a great man of faith and courage; this version is great for young children as well