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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
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Saint Francis DeSales

Geography Postcard Album: Nevada, “The Silver State"

This week's postcard geography takes us to Nevada. The Anderson family sent us a whole packet of materials about Nevada.
"Hello! We are the Anderson family from Las Vegas, Nevada. We have been homeschooling for 5 years now and LOVE it. I was so excited to read your blog ad how you study Geography. What Fun!"
" Nevada is a gambling state. Everyone wants to get rich quick. (We abstain.) These cards were used in real casinos (does that make them more fun to own?) The chip is a look-alike to what the casinos use as "money."
 I thought it would be fun in your lapbook."
 "I decided to get you several postcards because I couldn't decide which one I liked best. I also wanted you to see "real" pictures of Nevada...so here are a few I have taken."

I made a pocket to hold them all!

They also sent us several sheets of pictures and facts about Nevada. Alex colored in the state flag, bird tree and map.
"From the manmade glitter of the Las Vegas strip to the natural splendor of Lake Tahoe, Nevada's riches go beyond the silver and gold found in Virginia City. "S is for Silver" showcases the hardy wildlife (the Desert Bighorn Sheep and the desert tortoise) and even hardier pioneers (the builders of the Hoover Dam) who shaped Nevada's landscape and character."

There isn't an official state food for Nevada, so we decided to go in a different direction for our activity this week...
We decided to play math games with the casino cards they sent in the packet.

We also started learning one geography term a week. We began with desert and made this little pop-up which we will add several geography terms to as we go along.
We were also given a cutting from a cactus plant, so may make a little desert terrarium.

We have visited 24 states and Washington DC.
We still need postcards for these states, if you would like to help us with this project:
Mississippi, New Jersey, Vermont, Wyoming

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