This week we learned about Vikings. This was really fun for Jordan. We used our world map to see where they originated from.
We learned about Viking clothing and focused specifically on how they made wool clothing.
The men cut the wool, the women washed, carded, and spun it into yarn. We read From Sheep to Sweater.
I brought out our Where They Come From (Sheep/Wool) cards by The Helpful Garden and a wool sample for them to touch.
We read how the Viking men were fierce warriors. We decided to make a Viking shield for Jordan’s stuffed bear.
We read all about Viking longhouses and decided to make our own longhouse using craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and poster board.
First, Jordan built the foundation by glueing craft sticks to a piece of poster board.
We added cardboard walls with brown pen to mimic wood slats.