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What do you do when you are staying with a family in a foreign country where only the two adults know how to speak English and the two kids (Kevin 7 and Benjamin 2) speak only Dutch?  You would probably ask yourself how do I communicate with them when all you know is yes, no, thank you and ice cream. We soon realized that just because we could not speak Dutch doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Kevin and I played a game called Guess Who?  Instead of…

Camille lived in a patch of sunflowers that grew so high they were higher than him! One day a man came to town.  He told everyone his name was Vincent Van Gogh. He had no friends nor money. Camille and his dad welcomed him with a big stack of sunflowers. Vincent told Camille he would like to paint the whole family – so he did. Camille would sit for hours watching Vincent paint. Everyone teased Camille and Vincent because Vincent’s artwork was so different. Suddenly Vincent had to…

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Van Gogh, a very famous painter. It seems like everybody knows who he is.  A museum captures all of his paintings and puts them on display. The Van Gogh museum is where we all went today. The very fascinating paintings that he drew were just magnificent. The painting Sunflowers was displayed there as well. Next to Starry Night Sunflowers is one of his most famous paintings. Since we rented a headset we learned all about him and his life story. His was very different than most painters.  He uses…