Not only did we wrap up the W states in quick order on Monday and Tuesday, we also quickly went over elections and what they mean. The kids did big packets over the rest of the week, finishing up by learning things like abbreviations (and using them) and doing age appropriate worksheets. This was pretty much the only hand work outside of their game filled books that they filled in, so it was ‘just right’. We were all ready to be done, I think. 13 weeks on one item is a lot, even if it is important! All resources listed below!
Oh yes, we did vote, read the Cat in the Hat’s brand new voting book before setting out. We took some pictures, filled in our ballots, and got our stickers. Oh say can you vote? Oh yes, you can, if you meet the standards. I voted for all 5 girls in these pictures! My husband, too. We filled in an A-Z paper and the girls really have learned a lot about states and elections.
After we voted, we took a quick trip down memory lane and visited a pizza place we used to frequent as parents of only one child. Ha! It’s got a new building and has grown, much like our family. Then we snuck over to toddler time at the library, where they had a voting booth of their own, the toddler made a bedtime star and participated in that program. The big kids checked out books and then we headed home and stayed up late, filling in a U.S. map with red or blue depending on which candidate won! In between B read a book on spiders. It was creepy, but she loves it.
State abbreviation puzzle from real cool English-use 2 letter abbrev. to unscramble clues!
50 States state abbreviation Quick Check puzzle-final page
My quarter etchings of the US states and territories
A to Z about from The Notebooking fairy
Fifty nifty states by first grade hip hip hooray— based on Scrambled States of America
Learn the States 3rd grade workbook from education.com
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
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