Panama Comes to Visit Poland!

Panama Comes to Visit Poland!

This month my youngest daughter’s classroom is learning about different parts of the world such as continents and the countries that are in them.  Well, for some crazy reason her teacher asked me to do a presentation or two on a few countries.  Just because I have had 4 kids in 4 different countries?

So first up, Panama!  I put my oldest daughter to work on this one since that is where she was born.  She was just a baby when we left so it was good for her to learn more about the country and spend a few hours with her younger sister.

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My oldest sharing some fun facts about Panama.

My daughters and mine favorite animal in Panama, sloths. Cute but once again, STINKY!!

My daughters and mine favorite animal in Panama, sloths. Cute but  STINKY!!

My littlest sanding out papers to her classmates.  She was pretty excited to have us there.

My littlest sanding out papers to her classmates. She was pretty excited to have us there.

Some of sea shell collection we collected from the BEAUTIFUL beaches!

Some of the sea shell collection we collected from the BEAUTIFUL beaches!

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One of my daughter’s AMAZING teachers showing one of the kids how to hear the sounds of the beach from the shell.

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It is hard to believe that she use to wear that when we lived in Panama. I guess I need to realize she is not my baby anymore and that she is a young lady!

One of the things I wish I would have got more of when we were there. Mola's made by Kuna Indians.  I actually bought this at the base second hand store when we lived in St. Louis and then put it in a nice frame. Oh, the things you live and learn.

One of the things I wish I would have got more of when we were there. Mola’s made by Kuna Indians. I actually bought this at the base second-hand store when we lived in St. Louis and then put it in a nice frame. Oh, the things you live and learn.

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There is were two of them at the second-hand store, so of course I had to buy both of them! Oh, the lessons we learn as we get older!

The kids were so worried about breaking it.  The teacher had not seen them be so careful or quiet in a VERY long time.

The kids were so worried about breaking it. The teacher had not seen them be so careful or quiet in a VERY long time.

Time to color the Panama flag!

Time to color the Panama flag!

Sharing same of the fruits that we at a  lot of when we lived there!  We a had banana tree in our backyard and a mango tree in the front yard.  We had so many mango trees in our neighborhood that our streets would be coated with mango's rotting as you drove on it.  STINKY is all I can say!!!

Sharing same of the fruits that we at a lot of when we lived there! We a had banana tree in our backyard and a mango tree in the front yard. We had so many mango trees in our neighborhood that our streets would be coated with mango’s rotting as you drove on it. STINKY is all I can say!!!

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Yep, the fruit was a hit for the class!

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She is my little monkey in more ways than one!!

Here are some fun interesting facts about Panama

1. The narrowest part of the country is only 80 kilometers wide between the 2 oceans.

2. There are 1,518 islands that make up the country as well.

3. The Panama railroad was the most expensive to build and over 12,000 people died building it.

4. Baseball is the most common sport.

5. Ships traveling between New York and San Fransisco save 7,872 miles by using the Panama Canal instead of going all the way around South America.

6. 60,000,000 pounds of dynamite was used to build the Panama Canal.

7. Yes if you want you can swim from 1 ocean to the other ocean through the canal. But I am not sure why you would!

If you swim anywhere in the world where you swim?  Me, the coral reefs in Australia!

love kelley
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4 Responses to Panama Comes to Visit Poland!

  1. Tomasz says:

    Mediterranean Sea – that’s where i love to swim, because the high level of salt makes it very easy to swim :)

  2. Halucyn says:

    Panama? Really? Kelley please share some photos!

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