We began by locating Connecticut on our wall map and getting to know the state capital. I asked Abby to tell me which region of the country Connecticut was a part of and also what major body of water runs alongside the state. We read excerpts from our atlas' and parts of this book, as part of the Road Trip USA curriculum.
I love these coloring sheets from Crayola! They include many of the state facts that we discuss and as I'm reading, Abby and Summer can color along and point to the pictures as we discuss.
Abby's favorite activity, is this sheet. She gets to use her new knowledge to answer the questions, plus it's a great review of the information we went over the day before.
I also found this cute USA Passport that we started putting together and can continue to add to each week. She created a self-portrait, located our home state and added/dated our travel to both Washington D.C and Connecticut.
And more coloring sheets...
The majority of our week was spent reading several read alouds. I pulled these from several sites (see Pinterest board) and highly recommend several of them.
We finished our week by making hamburgers as Connecticut is known for the first hamburger.
Next week, we will be traveling to Delaware.