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I love Halloween! But, I haven’t always enjoyed it as much as I do now. It wasn’t until I had kids that I really got into Halloween. We live in the U.S. and it’s a big thing here. There is trick or treat, trunk or treat, Halloween parties and events galore! The candy is out of control. I can’t believe how much candy my kids get. And how much I end up eating. Ugh. But it tastes so goooood. My favorite part is the costumes. I am such a DIY person. I just love coming up with the ideas of what we will be, then making the costume, and finally dressing up!
Oh yes, this blog is about How Serbs Celebrate Halloween.
Three FREE kid apps to teach your child Serbian or Croatian. They are so easy to use an adult could do it. Here is my take on them and a link to get you going.
Technology has opened so many doors for learning. Information is everywhere! There is no excuse why you cannot do anything. Today gathering data is a simple as looking at your phone. I love it! I remember have to sift through pages and pages of books just to find what I wanted, and it took hours! Man, kids have it easy today. And boy, do they sure covet the use of any electronic device. A BBC article from May 2015, says that kids 5-16 years of age spend an average of six and half hours on electronics daily!
It’s never been so easy to learn the time in another language. The AMAZING all-in-one chart for Telling Time in Serbian! It’s the only chart you’ll need and it’s FREE! No more books, apps, websites, or searching. You found it! Just this…
I began this huge endeavor to deepen my knowledge of the Serbian language, teach my kids, my husband, and maintain a blog about my/our progress.
I cracked open a Serbian grammar book and flipped through all the pages feeling immediately overwhelmed. Then I closed the book. After a few weeks, I opened the book again and began reading each page one at a time. Lesson by lesson. Chapter by chapter. I am one-third of the way through the book. I have definitely learned something. But, dagnabit, how is it there is STILL more endings to learn.
My notes are starting to get disoriented. I found that I have to pause from the book and regroup my notes so that I can follow them better. So far, I’ve rewritten my notes two times and they are not orderly yet. Everytime I think I have them organized just right there is another section on a new ending for each case. Arrrrrr!!!!!!
I know, take a deep breathe. Maybe a break. I am doing ok. I am learning and this kind of learning does not happen overnight.
Here is a great project to learn the days of the week in any language. It is fast, easy, and effective. Here we are learning them in Serbian.
2 paper plates
crayon, markers, or colored pencils
Vocabulary List : Serbian months season day.
1. Take one paper plate and cut the inside circle out.
2. Measure the diameter. In the middle, at the 2.5″, mark an “x”. Around the outer edge measure 7 dots spaced out 2 & 3/16″. Using your ruler draw a line from the center to each mark made at the outer rim. This will give you 7 triangles.
3. Take the black sharpie and trace the lines you just made, and write in the day of the week in the triangles. I chose to do it in cyrillic, however you can do it in latin. Both are provided on the Vocabulary sheet.
4. With the other paper plate (working on the ridge part) mark 2.5″, 4 times along the inner circle. Mark the outer circle with 4 dots that are spaced about 3.5″ apart. As you did with the first paper plate, go to the flat center part of the plate and make the very center with an “x” at about 4 and 9/16 from ridged rim to ridged rim.
5. With ruler and sharpie, connect the inner dot to the outer dot. This will create 3 blocks to write in yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In the other open space write days of the week. Use the sharpie to trace the center circle, and the outer edge circle.
6. Color the chart to your liking.
7. Poke a whole through both “x”s marking the center. Insert the fastener through the smaller circle then through the larger one and secure on the back. It will now rotate.
(Optional) 8. You can attach magnets to the back to use on the refrigerator, filing cabinet, or any other metal surface.