January 1, 2016

Five for Friday: Christmas in Europe

Again, something I haven't done in forever, and almost didn't make it today!
This 5 for Friday is brought to you by my students!
This is their 5 for Friday about our recent Market Day - Christmas is Europe.
They are pretty excited, Doodle Bugs Teaching!


The students loved being the tour guides for France.  They welcomed all the other third grade classes and taught them about France.  I just took pictures! I loved seeing them stepping up and being wonderful teachers for their friends.  They each took a 20 minute session to be tour guides.
They loved the berets I found for them.  They thought that was amazing!
See this post for more of how we taught our friends.


The food from all the different countries was a huge hit!
In France, we had Ratatouille, bread, cheeses and sparkling grape juice.
In Russia, we enjoyed pirozhki, beet chips, Russian tea cakes and Russian tea.
In Germany, chocolate was devoured.
In England, English tea and cupcakes were a hit.
In Spain, Spanish meatballs and a Spanish punch was served.
In Italy, salomi, panettone bread and cheese were inhaled.




We just had the best time going from country to country. We also enjoyed our "layovers" in the different rooms.  Our county librarian brought Christmas books that showed the different countries and cultures in Europe. The kids enjoyed her telling the stories.

Another layover found us in a room where we put together puzzles of the world.
We were joined by our superintendent of schools!
Some chose to spend the layover time coloring.

Learning about Europe

Each country was so unique.
We loved how Italy was set up like someone's house for us to visit.
In Russia, it was so cold because in Russia it is cold.  We also loved the art in Russia.
In Germany, we ate great chocolate.
In Spain, we learned some of the language from a university professor!
In England, we got crackers we could pop open and find candy! 




We had such a great time just being with our friends.
We taught them and they taught us.
It was a great way to spend time with our best friends.



What a great trip we had!
Check out #ECESEuropeanTour on Instagram and Twitter to see more.


  1. The food looks yummy. It looks like you guys had an amazing time!!! How cool!!!

  2. What a wonderful post!!! Thank you for sharing this fun peek into what is sure to be an unforgettable experience for your very lucky students! Happy New Year!