Right now we are dealing with the repercussions of a hard drive crash on our computer, so I may run a little behind on new posts until we can get a new computer (we are borrowing a computer for now) – I’m sorry! Our First State Part of our American history studies this year include… Continue reading Delaware – The First State
This post ended up being so much longer than I expected! I think I got lost in a research vortex. 🙂 Our feature book to introduce our study was If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern, but the amount of information available to expand on the book, as usual, was overwhelming. There were… Continue reading If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett is a great starter chapter book and even better read-aloud. This classic Newbery Honor book tells the tale of a resourceful young boy named Elmer who stows away on a ship headed to the fictional island of Tangerina. Armed with a knapsack filled with an interesting mixture of supplies (including… Continue reading FREE My Father’s Dragon Activities and Printables
We’re gearing up to study American history this year and I am so excited! We’ll be starting with famous explorers, including Christopher Columbus, and using a variety of picture and chapter books to introduce topics. For our Columbus study we are reading James T. De Kay’s Meet Christopher Columbus. It’s very succinct, but it offers… Continue reading Let’s Explore!