USA Geography | Delaware

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

We just finished our third week of geography and I am so happy with how it's going.  This week we traveled to Delaware and also started using Little Passports: USA Edition. 


As we continue using Road Trip: USA as a general guide, I love the freedom to add in various read alouds, activities, crafts and modifications.  I also like doing short geography lessons daily which help keep the information fresh and is something Abby looks forward to.  Our weekly routine looks something like this.  

After the introduction of our state of the week, Abby begins coloring while I read various facts for the state.  We use these coloring sheets. 


The next few days, I will continue reading from parts of this book as part of our general curriculum plans, complete our USA Passport and add various read alouds--this week we read Red Knot, When Washington Crossed the Delaware and Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds.


Abby loves Liberty's Kids, so after reading about George Washington crossing the Delaware, I found an episode on YouTube (Season 1 Episode 19)  that fit perfect.


Abby's favorite review sheet...


And, more coloring during read alouds.


Not long ago, we won a 3-month subscription to Little Passports.  I chose the USA Edition and we were finally able to begin working through Abby's first delivery which included a letter, disposable camera, USA Scratch Book and Field Guide.


She LOVED the USA Scratch Book, full of various colorful hologram scenes to reveal.



We worked on a few pages in her field guide journal, answering questions about where she lived, places she wanted to travel, etc.


We will finish up the last page this coming week and let her explore with the camera while we wait for the next delivery which should be soon. I can't tell you how excited she is to play with the camera. :-)


  1. What a great way of learning. Abby is a cute little student and seems to enjoy the activities. I Love following along.

    1. Thank you, I love that she looks forward one of my favorite subjects. :-)

  2. I love how simple you keep geography. Just a few coloring pages, a map and some wonderful books! Just perfect.

    1. Thank you! That was the main thing I was going for simple and fun. I knew anything too complicated would end up just fizzling out in the end.