Thinking about eating habits and traditions Delfina from Ms Claudia´s class says:
“Every Sunday and Saturday my parents and relatives drink mate, my brother likes mate and I have never tried it yet. when it is May 25Th ( National Celebration) we eat asado. And my family’s typical food is meat.”
As Delfina says MATE is an traditional habit in Argentina. Mate is an infusion made by steeping the dried leaves of the yerba mate plant in near-boiling water.
It is traditionally drank from a CALABASA GOURD — though these days the drinking vessel can be made out of just about anything — with a silver metal straw called a BOMBILLA. The straw is integral to the drinking process because it filters out the leaves. Drank straight, a sip of hot mate will taste a lot like a strong, slightly bitter tea and it has been enjoyed in the Southern Hemisphere for hundreds of years.
Mate has a long history in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Southern Brazil and Bolivia. It is not uncommon to see people walking the streets with mate in hand in those countries — some even with a thermos of hot water in the other hand to refill the drink as it gets low.Drinking mate is often times a group experience.
Drinking mate is generally a group experience and it’s a symbol of hospitality and frienship! And most of the people do it!
Look at these photos …Do you know them?
Would you like to know how to prepare mate?
Would you like to try mate?
Have you ever heard about this tradition?
Can you think why mate is a symbol of friendship?
Celeste who is also in this class says:
“My mom told me what we generally do in celebrations. At Easter we eat chocolate eggs and Easter thread. we all spend midday together, but the only person that cooks the food and the sweet stuff is my mom. The favorite thing that my mom likes of the celebrations is receiving a present,being all the family together and eating together.And the best day for my family is LabourDay because we get together ,We eat wherever we want and we are relaxed.The most important thing of my family is that we never have something specific to do.”
Argentina is a beautiful country located in South America. Do you know that there is an Argentine city that is the southernmost city in the world?
Can you see the little red point?
Can you find out its name?
These kids are students in 6th grade, they are really happy about participating in a global project! They know they will learn a lot and share many experiences!
Hi! We are 6th. graders from a bilingual school in Argentina. We live in the most populated province, called Buenos Aires. Have you ever heard of this place?. The school is located in Adrogué, a very nice and quiet place within this province.
We enter school very early in the morning and leave at 4:30 in the afternoon. We study English after lunch. Once a week we get on the school bus and go to the school sports field to play hockey or rugby. Even though we do plenty of things along the week, we are always energetic and work enthusiastically!
We love Global projects because we enjoy meeting and talking to other people from any part of the world. We get engaged in different activities and try to tell the globe something about us!
We hope to do great and memorable things with you all!!!!!!