JAN
10
2012

Road Trip USA: Vermont

Welcome to Vermont! I think this was one of our favorite north eastern states! The kids even chose to do Vermont for our Geography fair this year!

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Here are some of the things we covered this week:

  • Located Vermont on our Wall Map
  • State Capital: Montpelier
  • State Bird: The Hermit Thrush
  • State Flower: The Red Clover
  • Learned about the  Lake Champlain sea monster “Champ”
  • Famous Landmarks: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and took a field trip to the store to try the ice cream ourselves!
  • US Presidents: Chester A. ArthurCalvin Coolidge
  • Food: Maple syrup and the apple pie
  • Worked on our 50 States Song
  • Added our animals to the classification wall
  • We finished up our time by reading “If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution”.

Of course we start each state off by adding the flag to our Travel Log:

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We read about our state and then used the map coordinates to locate Montpelier, VT.

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Here was my white board that we review to help us remember the state facts.

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We learned all our facts and colored in our state worksheet.

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Since it was a review week, we added Rhode Island and Vermont to the Northeast lapbook page.

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We played our Spin USA game from Educational Insights. I pulled all of the cards for the northeast states and just played with those.

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We also reviewed the northeastern states and capitals with the state flashcards and capital card matching game in the Road Trip USA curriculum.

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After that I had them tell me each state name as they pointed to the abbreviation. You can also cut this up into a puzzle for your students to put back together.

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We added the state to our bulletin board wall:

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With “Champ”, apple pie, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the kids decided to do a board for our homeschool group geography fair on Vermont.

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The took turns reading their facts as Tinker Bell pointed to each item, then she concluded with a bit on the apple pie.

And that wraps up our Vermont study! If you’d like to come along with us on our Road Trip USA journey, click the image below to learn more!

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Comments

  1. It is so nice to see that you studied my state!

    Vermont is called, “The Green Mountain State” because the land is beautiful. The mountains and yards are a beautiful deep green, with little effort from us.

    We owned a country store here for 4 years and sold Maple Syrup from a local farm. Once you taste it fresh from a small farm, you never want to eat the version sold in the big stores! It is wonderful!

    One thing I have always loved about being here, in our rural part of the state, is that so many families run their own businesses. When you call a carpenter, he wil bring his son to help him. An electrician brings one or two of his children to work as well. It is amazing to see the families working together so often.

    Blessings
    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

    • Mrs. White,
      After your description, I think Vermont sounds like a state after my own heart! Simple, basic, down to earth lifestyle in a beautiful setting…..Ahhhhh! We live in the Midwest, but I certainly hope to at least be able to visit there someday! Thanks for sharing!
      Blessings,
      Misti in MO

  2. Wow, look at those badges. Very interesting!

  3. We love Vermont too! I have been vacationing there since I was a young child and now bring my family there every fall! Did you know that the von Trapp family (yes, the family from The Sound of Music) settled in Stowe, VT when they came to the states?? They own a mountain there and run a lodge there now. That is where we go every year. My grandparents owned a time share there and it has now been passed down to my parents. Stowe is almost like a second home to me since I have been going up there for so many years now. Such a beautiful and homey state!

  4. I love seeing all the activities you put together–the lapbooks in particular. Those are definitely something to hang on to and look back on when the kids are older. :)

  5. i totally love that enormous grin on your daughter’s face on the first pic!!
    It’s always an enormous blessing to see kids enjoying learning.

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