Deep in the Heart of Texas

We began our US study right in the middle of America, venturing Eastward from our California coziness to the center of Texas….Austin.  As we are traveling once again in an alphabetical haphazardness through various cities, regions and national parks, there will likely be no pattern, no rhyme and even perhaps not a striking reason for our stops along the way, but there will be guaranteed learning and fun!

If you followed our journey around the globe, some of what we do will be a bit similar to last year….beginning with geography, adding art and culture and finishing with a dinner focusing on the region we are studying.

Here we go!

After some fun good ole’ fashioned Texas music,

we got to work on our flag craft.

Nothing particularly fancy, but I had Tallinn divide up each page with a ruler which incorporated a bit of math.   Then, using chalk pastels, they filled in the correct sections.  (I love the stars that Tallinn drew, not perfect, nice and childlike).

Tallinn also colored in a page of the map of Texas as we reviewed it’s location on our US map and learned some facts about Texas.

He's into rainbows right now, probably after a friend's "rainbow" birthday party.

                                                                Fun Texas Facts:

2nd largest state

State sport=rodeo

State tree=pecan

State bird=mockingbird 

Austin=live music capital of the world

 

One other element we added to our learning this year is a weekly spelling list to tie-in our theme.   I tried to be fancy and add a fun cowboy-bordered spelling page, but I’m not that great at this blog stuff and it has already taken me SO long to get this post out, that my list will have to be boring until I learn otherwise :).

Texas Week Spelling Words

1. Texas

2. music

3. dance

4. cowboy

5. sing

6. drum

7. show

8. place

9. play

Bonus: capital

 We’ll be back soon Y’all.

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2 responses to “Deep in the Heart of Texas

  1. Fun! Love it! Great to see you all traveling again. Love following along on your journey’s.

  2. Thanks Kerry,
    hope you enjoy!

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