Monday, December 10, 2012

MFW Adventures Week 12: President Washington, DE,PA,NJ,GA

We begin the State Study and we LOVE IT!!!!

We use the State Notebook and add information from here. Instead of the map in the State Notebook, we use state outline maps.

This is the State Bird book which has great graphics! For Delaware, we learnt it's the first state


We learnt it's the Keystone State. Why? I told Ian what is a keystone, and he immediately took his Thomas book out and said "they said the keystone is falling and it's dangerous!" (that's the middle stone of the curved bridge). SOOO wonderful to see the kids integrate learning and how their eyes brightened when they understood.

And of course we learnt it's where Hershey chocolates are made. We had a snack.
And because we happened to be in PA this week, we went to Hershey!! =) Such a treat. We went there for the free tour (which the kids loved) and had a snack before heading back to Lancaster where we were vacationing

One of our favorite vacation spots: Lancaster, PA. Ian had a treat going out for a photoshoot with daddy (he's getting SOO good with his camera) on the tracks (no trains were running, much to the disappointment of the train enthusiast)

We colored the state birds as part of the "ICDAT" curriculum (using colored pencils)
Got the coloring here
And we read this book for PA (and yes, my boy is also a boy who loved to draw)
And we also read on Milton Hershey

We made a peach cobbler (and mom ate most of it since my kids didn't quite like it) I love it! It's a great recipe
Of course we HAD to play the Stack the States game on iPad (it's one of our favorites...very cool!! only $0.99) Ian here was extremely excited because he got 70 points on the Map-it bonus game (he's VERY VERY good at mapping the states...thanks to the MFW placemat map on the table which he looks at everyday) For your info, his dad tried it on one day and got 2 points for first attempt.
This is another funny one. I was telling Ian Georgia produces 3 "P"s - Peach, Peanut, Pecan... and he wrote "3 peas"...=D haha...
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