Our first night here was spent in an Airbnb, and the first thing our host did was pour us a glass of water. It was summer, and it was hot, so we eagerly gulped it down, and both simultaneously gagged. It was salty, and tasted like it came out of a garden hose. That was … More Mallorca Monday: Can you drink the water?
As you all know, our new home is on an island right in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. Now, I don’t know about you, but I kinda figured that the Mediterranean was an oceanic ghost town. I figured this because it’s been a food bank for countless civilizations going way back to the beginning … More Mallorca Monday: What’s under the sea?
Manacor has just finished a whirlwind two weeks of absolutely fun nonsense. Bonfires, communal barbecue, demons dancing, and animal blessings. It’s been a mess of partying, merriment, and chanting. The Sant Antoni (Saint Anthony) festival is fairly unique to our area. Palma (the capital) has some different stuff (also related to Saint Sebastian) but it doesn’t … More Mallorca Monday: Sant Antoni
Our trip this past winter brought us to both Vienna and Budapest. While both of these cities were beautiful, interesting, and historically significant, only one of them (spoiler, it’s Hungary) had amazing food. Seriously though, Vienna was the most disappointing place for food, we didn’t have a single meal (except maybe the Christmas market and … More The best food we’ve ever had.
So you want to feast like a Mallorcan this Christmas? It’s important to realize that Mallorcan traditions differ some from Catalonian/Barcelonian traditions. The people who came over to the Balearic Islands after James the First’s conquest (back in the 1200s) were mostly from Catalonia/Valencia/Barcelona. Those people were isolated on an island so they created new … More Mallorca Monday: Christmas Foods
Here are 5 more of our favorite activities. #1 is the best and we’re not going to make you scroll to the bottom to see it. Guess the Characters (Worksheet) Notebook Flaps (Activity) Top 5 (Game) Cootie Catchers Compound Word Game 1. Guess the Characters This is a very elaborate unscramble. The questions can be … More Go-To Teaching Activities: 5 More Favorite Lessons and Activities
Here are our 5 favorite activities/projects/crafts we swear by. #1 is the best but we’re not going to make you scroll to the bottom to see it. Grid Questions Mini Books Flip Books Picture Searches Drawing Tutorials 1. Grid Questions These are our all time favorite things to do. You only need to print a … More Go-To Teaching Activities: Our Top 5 Favorite Teaching Things