We are retelling the story of Clever Aisha. We listened to music from Morocco while we added adjectives to pictures of characters and settings of the story. Morocco looks very different from our country but they have similar things too. We acted out the story.
We learn about Islam too. Islam means peace. Muslims go to mosques. They pray on prayer mats but first they must take off their shoes and wash in a special way. We heard about the five pillars of Islam. We heard the call to prayers and we tried how long we could sing for in one breath. Most of us cheated!
We made our own paper prayer mat designs using 2D shape drawings, mostly irregular ones. Next week we will do some sewing on them. We have started the stories and next week we will finish them.