We will also travel to Alaska for couple of weeks. The children will take notes and draw some sketches or paint with their watercolors in their Moleskine. This is usually the only work they have to do when we travel. For us, the most valuable learning experience is to discover new environments and cultures.
Lili and Jules really enjoy doing their journals. It is a great time to reflect on what we did during the day or to pause and ponder during a visit. Those 'Carnets de Voyages' are a wonderful way to document our adventures and what we see, with our own eyes. They are also beautiful pieces of their childhood memories.
An excerpt from Lili's journal
4, Nov, 2016
Two days ago we visited a Native American reservation named Oceti Sakowin, Sacred Stone. The first thing we did when we got there is we took a tour. There were tents and tipis everywhere, and small tents for cooking. On our way near the river, we met a kid, his name was Mickey or Miki. He took us to the school where we read a science book about the human body with a teacher. After school me and my mom went to see a statue on a mountain that had a big view on the river and sadly the pipeline, we called the black snake. Then I helped a group of Indians to build a tipi and I cooked dinner with some of the people. Right before lunch, the Elders did something they call a spirit plate, where they take a small portion of each food and put it in the fire to feed the 'ancestors'. After the Spirit plate, we all ate a gumbo with rice, burrito, salad and fruit. It was a great experience to see all the Indians and white people working together.
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