"Do you have your passport and boarding pass?" I asked the children entering our home.
They quickly fumbled into their back packs for their passports and boarding pass for Powerline Air. The officials took the passports, comparing the picture on the passport to the faces of the children. Then it was time to walk through the arch for security check. Maria had a secret buzzer (from the game Taboo), so kids and parents were continually stopped and had to be examined with the scanner. This made everyone laugh!
After security and showing a boarding pass again, it was time to enter the jetway. Jetway? Yes, with a drum shield, a room divider, and some sheets, we had ourselves a jetway from the waiting room to the plane.
The plane was actually our family room rearranged to have rows of seats and a center aisle where our stewardesses could pass their cart up and down to serve refreshments, small bags of chips and bottles of water. Once we took off and the plane was at cruising altitude, we turned on the flight movie, an powerpoint about the earth, globes, maps, seven continents, four oceans, and lines of latitude and longitude.
Here is our schedule for the Year.
- September: Earth, Maps, Globes, Latitude, Longitude, Landforms, Biomes, Climate, Seasons, Time Zones
- October: North America & Deserts of the World
- November: South America & Rainforests of the World
- December: Polar Regions
- January: Asia & Islands of the World & Volcanoes of the World
- February: Africa & Grasslands of the World
- March: Europe & Mountains of the World
- April: Oceania & Australia & Seaport Cities of the World
Every month, each family chooses a country, researches, and presents a report to the co-op. Here are the countries we chose this year.
Canada: Curtis, Nolette
Coast Rica: Brooks
Puerto Rico: Orama
South America Countries
Venezuela: Curtis, Nolette
French Guiana: Smith
North Korea: Brooks
South Korea: Scarborough
Vietnam: Curtis, Nolette
Canary Islands: Orama
Cape Verde: Algarin
Morocco: Curtis, NOlette
South Africa: Scarborough
The Netherlands: Curtis, Nolette
Looking forward to a great year with the co-op!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)