Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Journey Across America: Kentucky

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

Then we read three Kentucky picture books. (Yes, we studied Kentucky in the fall, like four months ago.) The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby (what would a study of Kentucky be without it's Derby?), A Picture Book of Daniel Boone (he explored and helped settle Kentucky), and That Book Woman (about a woman who delivered books in the Appalachian Mountains).

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

The Food:

We did it.

I'm not ashamed, Baby Peanut was 3 weeks old.

I forgot how salty KFC is.

Maybe make your own fried chicken.

The Craft:
Using pipe cleaners and tissue paper Bean, and my superstar Jr. High helper who does most of the JAA activities with the kids, made a blanket of roses for Bean's horse Apples. The blanket of roses is placed on the winner of the Kentucky Derby, get it? Bean had the blanket of roses placed on the back of the horse, but I thought it went around the neck. I was wrong. Sorry about that. Peanut was 3 weeks old.

And we're off to Tennessee!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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