O and P States Weekly Wrap Up Week 10 of US Geography
Want to learn more about the O and P states? We sure did! This is week 10 of our US Geography and Elections Study to go along with our Home School curriculum for our Kindergarten and 3rd grade-ish kids! We’ll wrap this up the week of the election and I think we’ll be glad to go onto something new! 50 states is a lot for the first quarter of school at this age! Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania were checked out this week.
One day as a treat we went and bought root beer, ice cream, and lunchables. See our finished church charity project?
We had soccer on both ends of the week, of course, and one time it was so warm I stripped the baby down to her diaper and the other her feet were freezing! Ahh, the end of October in the midwest! It’s mostly like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. This is why we keep layers in the car!
It was long past time to play around and get outside this week. I finally washed all the new clothing that my kids got for their birthdays, plus a cool pair of HP socks for me. They were still $3.50 from Target, which I thought was insane considering they were clearance, but they make me happy, so there! I rarely treat myself. Plus we watched the Great Pumpkin and Toy Story of Terror (note the laundry basket as the best seat in the house.)
Both kids started NEW math today. My older one (2nd grade age, 3rd grade level) just started multiplication. Since we have talked about it extensively in preparation for this event, she took to it like a fish to water. At least 0, 1, 2, and 5’s. I think she needs more work with the others before we move on. Ha! My younger one just started attempting to add without using pictures! She has the idea down, I think. Both used our new ‘Educational Legos’ we bought during Amazon Prime week to work their problems out. Then they built some pretty cool structures afterward.
Then we spent Saturday night at a costume contest–and my DIY scarecrow won 2nd place in her age group! She got a medal and all the kids got candy. Not a big ‘whoop de do’ but fun anyway! They danced to silly music, did a hayride and haunted house (during the not so scary time) and I volunteered for our library table. We ate dinner early so we spent a grand total of $5. That’s my kind of party!
Scrambled States of America BOARD GAME! I can’t recommend this enough!
Name that state flash cards from Teachers pay teachers, Kindergarten Princess
First 2 pages of ‘mystery19’ from Build A Bundle sale mystery package this year. It features state ‘fact’ info and a bit of history.
Topical Books in particular we’re reading the info out of THIS ONE that shows topography and THIS ONE that shows fun facts.
Books the kids are reading on their own, see their Good Reads Lists: K-1st/ 2nd-3rd
Linking up with Weird Unsocialized Home Schoolers for their Weekly Wrap up. Click HERE for info/to join!