As I mentioned (I think, I know I did over at ABC & 123), we’re restarting our state studies with 2 other families, but I wanted to finish up posting about what we’ve done so far, before restarting it all.
This time we’re going in order of the states entering the Union. So, on Wednesday (which will be yesterday for you guys, if I schedule this for Thursday), we’ll have studied Delaware. And the week after that we’ll be learning about Pennsylvania.
So, any suggestions for Pennsylvania and New Jersey would be much appreciated (I have some ideas for Pennsylvania, but none yet for NJ).
Mortimer’s First Garden- which Batman just saw as I was entering these into the computer and took it away
Aunt Minnie and the Twister- which got a rare request to read again
Twisted Tale– no picture of the cover, but it’s a super cute book about a family that goes through a tornado and how they have to solve the problem of their twisted up animals.
That Dancin’ Dolly- Which seems so cute, but it didn’t quite work right, aside from the kids asking me to sing it as a song, because it’s a song, so I tried my best to sight read the music….. kinda
Gramda Essie’s Covered Wagon– not on the carousel, but it was a little long for their concentration, and it was more of a journey type of book, no real action for the boys. I might try them on it again in a few years. It’s an interesting story about a little girl and how she remembers all of her moving back and forth and how much she had a hard time with that. I think that’s the other problem, it’s totally out of their frame of reference.
Well, that’s a quick overview. I’m off to take a walk with the kids, and then maybe when I get back write the rest of my posts for the week. That or go upstairs and work on some more painting. We’ll see.
However, back to Kansas:
Here’s what you see:
On the left: meadowlark, buffalo
Aunt Minnie and the Twister paintings (that’s what’s in the envelope)
On the right hand side: sunflower paintings
State symbols book (link to printable)
Twisted Tale (in the pocket are the illustrations)
And on the bottom is the life cycle of a sunflower, which dovetailed nicely with this math activity.
Other things we did, but aren’t in the book:
watched Wizard of Oz, I was going to make puppets for it, but opted not to.
made tornado proof houses.
And that’s our Kansas study……..