It was such a fun treat to learn from people who live in a place so far away from us. The kids quickly located Norway on their beloved globe. I quickly scrounged up some photos that I took when I visited Anna and Grethe, and we discussed rural and urban communities.
The kids impressed our visitors with their knowledge of types of communities. They explained how they knew our guests lived in an urban area due to the narrow roads, lack of yards, vertical living space, and public transportation. They also identified that Anna and Grethe's "summer home" was in a rural area.
I am very biased because two of my favorite people got to meet my favorite students, but I thought it was such an authentic discussion of what we've been learning in social studies!
P.S. Thanks to Anna and Grethe for our new class pet moose (king of the forest as it's known in Norway) and the delicious Norwegian candy!