This week's postcard comes from our blog friends at The Academy at Thousand Oaks in Arkansas!
Jenny has a lovely blog in which she tells about her three children, two of which she homeschools. She says on her postcard,
"Some of our favorite places in Arkansas include: Pinnacle Mountain, Hot Springs Nat'l. Park, Petit Jean State Park, downtown Little Rock, Mount Magazine and Eureka Springs."
James completed this week's geography-postcard album page. He found Arkansas on the US map and colored it in. He also colored in a map of the state with all it's little icons. We found out that it produces chickens and rice. The state flower is the Apple Blossom and the Mockingbird is the state bird. The state tree is the Loblolly Pine. He decorated the page with pictures of watermelon the state name tag from Musings of Me. There are lots of state worksheets for preschoolers there. The activities were too young for my guys but they liked the pictures.
We read this book and enjoyed all the beautiful pictures.
"N is for Natural State
where unspoiled beauties abound.
We have timber, water, fertile soil,
and diamonds in the ground."
This page of the book is why James put the pictures of watermelon on the scrapbook page.
For our Arkansas dinner we had Arkansas Chicken, rice, tomatoes (the pink tomato is the state fruit) and watermelon.
|Here is the recipe for Arkansas chicken, if you are interested in trying it.|
In our geography-postcard album we have visited 14 states (28%) and Washington DC.