Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Journey Across America: Vermont

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 M is for Maple Syrup and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.

There were lots of books for Vermont week! Daisy and the Doll, Waiting for the Evening Star, and Sugaring were read for picture books, and on her own Bean read Understood Betsy, Justin Morgan had a Horse, and Bell's Star. And for a video you could watch Liberty's Kids' episode on the Green Mountain Boys on YouTube.

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

The Food:
After reading Sugaring, which is about collecting sap from maple trees to make syrup, we enjoyed some real maple syrup with apple pancakes, because Vermont is known for its many orchards. (I can't remember what apple pancake recipe we used, sorry!)

And of course we couldn't leave out the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream! It's Vermont's finest :).

The Craft:
Vermont week lined up with the first week of fall at our house, so we made a maple leaf rubbing banner to add to our fall decorations.

And we're off to Kentucky!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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