December 02, 2010
M is for Matryoshka.
These were a co-op art project that I headed up when I taught a culture class about Russia to the 7-9 year olds back in 2004. I posted about them once upon a time along with my unit study notes here at Sprittibee. Let me see if I can dig up that link for you...
Here you go: Learning About Russia and a Matryoshka Christmas Ornament Craft
I probably have some Russian in me somewhere. At least that's the story - and the mysteries run deep on that side of the family... so there's no telling now that all the grandparents are gone who might have had any clues. Sadly, there weren't any family reunions, either. I've always loved Russia regardless of not knowing the gritty truth about whether it is part of me somehow. Interestingly, I married a Czech - and his family often says I'm more Czech than he is because I love Czech foods (Poppyseed Kolaches anyone?).
They are now more Tex-Czech than anything. I love how blending a good jalapeño with a sausage klobasnek (it really isn't a kolache if you ask a Czech) gives it the perfect Texas punch!
More info about this alphabetical photo meme is below...
Join up for the Homeschool Post has A B See Meme (an alphabetical photo meme) for a chance to win a prize each month. Each week they put FIVE of the best alphabet pictures on their blog each week to showcase them and once a month, a random winner is selected from the best photos of the month. All you do is upload your photos to their Flickr Group - so you don't even technically have to be a blogger to join... you just have to have an alphabetical themed photo and a flickr account! By the way, flickr is free!
The meme is posted on Fridays each week and you don't necessarily have to start on the letter A or go in any particular order or at any particular speed... and you can skip weeks or not - up to you entirely.
Here are the links to the past few 'A B See' posts I have done here:
A is for antique.
B is for bugging big-sis.
C is for computer.
D is for digger.
E is for eat... and Elmers.
F is for fried rice.
G is for goofy girl.
H is for Heather.
I is for insect.
J is for joy.
K is for Kreative Spelling and Killer Homeschool Deals.
L is for live music.
Tip: Use the dictionary to get ideas if you are stumped on a letter. No excuses! Get clicking!
You have until Friday morning (early) to load your picture on the Flickr group and be considered for the top five that will be displayed next week. This month's prize will be drawn the day before Christmas!