After discussing it, we decided to go out and paint one ourselves. This is Alex working hard on his stars. No, I don't think the 50 will fit on there but he gets the idea for sure.
Nik is proud of his flag. He was mad at first b/c one of the "littles" got blue paint all over the front. I told him it was still beautiful.
Alyona. She made white stars but made them on the white canvas background and just put a blue square there. Got to love their interpretations.
Even one of the "littles" moms commented today that her daughter was talking all about the flag & pointing them out everywhere they drove. So, little things are sinking in. Can only imagine when we talk about the sun next week &make our solar oven. Should be a riot. I want learning to be fun for them this year. I want my kids to know history. All history. I want their education to be balanced. We live in America and are fortunate enough to teach our kids the way we want to. I'm proud they are American for sure and want them to appreciate all the history that went into that. Don't worry, I also want them to know their native culture. I'll share our ups, downs, triumphs, and failures along the way. Still have many decisions to make regarding their education but think we're off to an okay start and can't wait to see what they know at the end of the year. We're ready. Going to be a long Labor Day Weekend. We have lots of cleaning to be done. Still trying to think of something different and fun to do with the kids. Beaches here would be packed so that's out. Planetarium is temporarily closed. Too hot to hike. Still thinking. Have a safe and fun Holiday Weekend.