He starts in Ottawa, Canada, then over to Washington DC and finishing up in Orlando, Florida. A bit of a whirlwind trip, but I guess business trips always are.
So over the next few weeks we are going to be learning a little bit about these two countries.
Today we learnt about geography and money!
Finding where Daddy will be on the map of the world was fun and we talked about how long it will take to fly there from Australia.
I found a wonderful map of the world colouring in page over at edupics.
Looking at the money of each country was really interesting. We compared them to Australian currency and tried to identify the differences and similarities.
Here are some of our observations about Canadian money:
- It feels the same as Australian money - like plastic
- It is different colours, like Australian money
- All the denominations are the same size, whereas Australian money is different sizes.
The American money, on the other hand, was made of paper, all the same colour and also all the same size.
After looking at the money, James asked what Daddy was going to spend the money on, suggesting that he could spend it on buying him presents! He then proceeded to provide a VERY long list of suggestions for potential gifts!
I am looking forward to learning more about these two countries, but more importantly I'm looking forward to my husband coming home.
If you have any suggestions on what we could cover, or recommendations for some good books that will help us learn about either Canada or the USA, I would love to hear from you.
I hope you have a fabulous week!