January 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our January Theme:
Heading South for the Winter: African Escapes

    It may be cold outside, but in Africa it is tropical.  It is summer there right now!

     We’ll see elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more birds than we can count!  We’ll encounter thick forests and high mountains, huge river basins and island volcanoes… great valleys and enormous deserts.  There are lakes that come and go, and the strange and storied baobab tree that seems to live forever.

     The people of Africa have diverse cultural traditions, including amazing artworks, creative games, interesting recipes and products, fascinating stories and songs, music, dances and costumes, and a wide variety of architecture.  They have invented different methods for counting, writing, and speaking, too.  From Egypt to Kalahari, this country astride the equator will be fascinating in each of our curriculum areas!

Our January calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar