Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Market Day: We drew Russia!

Privyet (pree-vyet)!  Hello, in Russian.

Market Day is fast approaching.  December 17th, Thursday!  We are super excited about applying for our passports and then visiting Germany, Spain, Italy, England and France.  We are using our credits that we have earned this 9 weeks to pay for the passports as well as entrance to the countries, food and other items.

We will be tour guides through Russia.  We are so excited to learn about the largest country in the world.  Russia is almost twice as big as the United States of America.  Russia is a country in both Europe and Asia.  There are some interesting things in Russia.

  • The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world.  It goes from one side of Russia to the other - 5,772 miles!
  • St. Basil's Cathedral was built from 1555-1561.  The building is supposed to look like flames in a bonfire reaching towards the sky.
  • The cathedral was built for the Tsar of Russia named Ivan the Terrible.
  • The Nutcracker is a ballet that opened in Russia in 1892.  It is performed to music by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  
  • The Russians were pioneers in space exploration.  In 1961, the first human trip into space was successfully made by Yuri Gagarin, a Russian.
  • Matryoshka Dolls are sets of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other.  
  • Faberge Eggs were created by Peter Carl Faberge from 1885-1917 for the Tsars of Russia.
  • Wassily Kandinsky lived from 1866-1944.  He was the first artist to make abstract art. 
  • Lake Baikal is the deepest and oldest freshwater lake in the world.  It is located in Siberia.
Please read our comments below to see what we learn about Russia during the next few weeks of school.  Paka (see you later)!


  1. Russia eat very unique thing they do on and eat on 'sochelnik'. Sochelink is the Russia word for Christmas. The tradition I would like to talk about is "The Feast". The Feast often includes gherkins, mushrooms or tomatoes,and cabbage,. Alex Vires

  2. In Russia there is Lake Baikal.Russia is home to the trans siberian Railway.It is the longest Railway in the world.Russian Matryoshka dolls are dolls that are made in Russia.In Russia there was a tzar named tzar Ivan the terribal.But he was not terribal he had to work so much that he could not rest.

  3. Did you know that the famous Matryoshka Dolls are different sets of wooden dolls put inside one another?
    Did you know that a man named Wassily Kandinsky is an artist who made the first ever abstract art? Here is another cool for you, There is a huge lake named Lake Baikal, It is the world's largest and deepest lake. Paka, that means goodbye or see you later in Russian.

  4. Dessert is mostly things like fruit pies, gingerbread and honey bread cookies and fresh and dried fruit and more nuts. Another reason about the food there is famous Christmas Eve goods include beetroot soup served with individual vegetable pies salads naturally made from vegetables like mushrooms or tomatoes, and also potato or other root vegetable salads. Those are some reasons about the food in Russia.

    Claire Summars

  5. This is McKenzie A.

  6. Did you know that the first person to ever go to space lived in Russia his name was: Yuri Gargin . Did you know that almost every Russia book I have read is almost The Author has been Patricia Polocco for example Mr. Lincoln's Way, Thank you Mr. Falker, The Junkyard Wonder's, Rechenka's Egg's.

    By:Mackenzie Smith

  7. Russia is the largest country in the world.Russia's flag is white,blue,and red.Russia's letters has 30 letters.Russia is located in Asia.Peyton Gary

  8. In Russia instead of Christmas they have a fest day on January 6th.Russia eats other food then we eat.they have other pets than we do.Russia does a lot of thing we do not do. Nate Harper

  9. Yuri Gagarin was the first man to vist the moon.Wassily Kandinsky was born in 1866 and died in 1944.By Lizzie Porter

  10. In around the world you can read Mark Zvidennyy's life. You can learn some words in Russian. By Lizzie Porter

  11. Russia was in The Cold war. Soon when Russia was defeated, Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan decided to bring peace to Russia. For they had built the U.S.S.R (a big wall that divided Russia from Germany) and now Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan want to take the wall down. Taking the wall down brought peace and friendship to both countries.
    Alex Vires

  12. Russians have a favorite food called peroskie
    by colton