Thursday, January 23, 2014

Journey Across America: Rhode Island

This post is part of a 50 state Journey Across America. For information on the basics of this project check out this post.

The Books:
We began by reading R is for Rhode Island Red and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.

Next we used Rhode Island Red as a read aloud (I changed the words of some of the rude banter as I read) and Bean read Finding Providence on her own.

We also taught the kids about Rhode Island using the Our United States of America: Catholic Social Studies textbook.

The Food:

Pizza Strips, a popular Rhode Island treat, served as our easy to make Rhode Island food. The kids covered Flatout Bread with pizza sauce and then used a pizza wheel to cut it into strips. You eat pizza strips at room temperature, so that was it! They really enjoyed them, especially because they were able to make them completely on their own.

The Craft:

Apparently we never made the Rhode Island craft that I had in mind. I'm thinking it's because this was the last state we did before Peanut was born. Anyway, we were going to make these paper tube violets because Rhode Island's state flower is a violet.

There you have it! Next on our journey is Vermont!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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