Tuesday, March 17, 2015

USA study: Indiana

State facts:
     Indiana is the leading grower of popcorn in the US.
     The 1st professional league game of baseball was played on May 4, 1871 in Fort Wayne.
     The 1st Indy 500 was on May 30, 1911.

Johnny Appleseed
by Steven Kellogg

H is for Hoosier
by Cynthia Reynolds

A Place called Freedom
by Scott Sanders

The Floating House
by Scott Sanders

Girl of Limberlost DVD

We made a race car out of an empty toilet paper roll.  I used the end of the roll and marked out 4 wheels.  He painted his car red and his wheels black.  Then, I used paper brads and attached the wheels to the toilet roll using a hole punch.  He wanted his name and and the number 8 put on it.  What boy doesn't like race cars!  If you make the brads lose enough, the wheels will spin.

The last thing we did was some fun with ramps!  I had him get some of his Duplo blocks out and we built them at different heights and marked how far the car went with masking tape.  He had a blast!!


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