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Fruits and Vegetables a la Kherson!! July 25, 2012

Posted by americanex in Uncategorized.

During the summer, we have fun all week at the library.  On Fridays, we have a special activity in the morning.  On Friday, July 20, 2012, we played games and colored while learning the English names for the fruits and vegetables that are so plentiful and delicious here in Kherson.

The children took turns saying the English names like cucumber, cabbage, watermelon, and peaches.  Of course, everyone knows lemon and banana, but some of the other names are difficult to say and to remember.  While the children are learning the English names, I am learning the Russian names.  Some of these are hard to remember also, but a few, like kapusta, are used in America by the many different ethnic groups that have settled in America.

Most of the farmers where I live in Massachusetts, are from Poland, so they love their cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes just like Ukrainians do.  The growing season there is too short for melons, so we get those from other states that are further south.  We do have plenty of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and wonderful sweet corn, eggplant and cucumbers.  By this time of year, we also have so much zucchini that everyone with a garden is trying to give it away for free.  We also have many, many orchards growing all different kinds of apples.  These will be ready to eat in September and October.

Back at the library, we finished up our Fun Friday with a coloring project.  The children colored a picture of a basket of fruit and vegetables and then matched the produce with the English names.  They all did a great job coloring and were able to identify the fruits and vegetables, even the kiwi!

So come and visit on Friday mornings about 10:00AM if you want to have fun and practice speaking English.  When school starts again in September, we will again have English Clubs on Sunday,  so watch for news about that.



1. Виктория П - August 2, 2012

This is what teaching should be! 🙂

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