Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Where Have You Been?

Today's project is a wall map. Back home, we have a big wall map hanging up that shows where we've been. Each family member has a different color pushpin and we've put in all the cities and places we've visited. After last summer, it was quite full! Since we don't have one of those here, we decided to make our own. This is a great thing to help track all of the states you've been to, or just to help your kids learn about geography! (Which is definitely helpful, since I've known high school seniors who don't know where all of the states are... How sad.)

We cut out all of the states and outlined them on big poster paper. We added the state names, abbreviations, and capitals to each one. Finally, we glued the states we've been to onto their outlines. When we get back to Washington, we'll be able to add North Dakota onto it. Now we just have that big, glaring (quite literally, sorry for the poor picture taking) hole in the middle, and Alaska and Hawaii. One day we'll get out there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Today's Party Trivia:
Apparently July 18th is a slow news  day...
- In 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a third term as US President. He would go on to be the only President to serve more than two terms. He served for 3+ terms.
- Today is National Caviar Day

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