Let's Explore Mexico!
Official Name: United Mexican States
Fun Facts About Mexico:
More people speak Spanish in Mexico than anywhere else in the whole world! Mexico was home to very advanced ancient civilizations, such as the Aztecs and Mayans, who built the famous step-pyramids. Today, Mexico ranks 4th in biodiversity. That means that lots, and lots, and LOTS of different kinds of plants and animals live there. In fact, 707 different kinds of reptiles live in Mexico. That’s more reptile species than anywhere else in the world! WOW! Mexico is also famous for its butterflies. Monarch butterflies from all over North America fly all the way to Mexico every year! Besides diverse animal life, Mexico is home to many delicious foods you may already be familiar with - like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, sopapillas, and guacamole!
In this unit we will:
Learn about the life cycle of butterlies
Build a step-pyramid
Color a sugar skull for Dia de Los Muertos
Create spiky cactus art
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A Note to Parents:
My goal is to empower you to use classroom techniques at home. I’ve created these materials with the intention of creating opportunities for you maximize the educational and developmental benefit to your children - without you having to carry the weight of developing varied and developmentally appropriate activities. Many of my resources will include sections entitled “Talk about it” and “Take it further”. These are meant to be a guide for you emulate what a trained educator might do with that particular activity. I will also be sure to explain exactly what skills your children are acquiring through “play.”
Finally, I want to hear from YOU. Please let me know how your Little Explorers are enjoying the materials, ask any questions you may have, and tell me what you would like to see in the future. Happy exploring!