Since we live in the great state of Ohio I felt it was needed to become familiar with the states that surround our home state. We started with Ohio which is the Buckeye State and the abbreviation is OH. We then looked at the state to the east of us named Pennsylvania (not Transylvania) which is called the Keystone State and the abbreviation is PA. We traveled south and discovered West Virginia which is the Mountain State and the abbreviation is WV. Moving to the west we ran into Kentucky which is the Blue Grass State and the abbreviation is KY. Moving more westward is Indiana or the Hoosier State (what is a Hoosier anyway?) and the abbreviation is IN. To my chagrin I introduced the students to TSUN. I can not bring myself to even say the name…. xichigan wolverine state.
Let us end not on a low note like the last sentence in the previous paragraph and present the “official” things for the state of Ohio…
Mammal: White Tail Deer
Flower: Red Carnation
Drink: Tomato Juice
Rock Song: Hang On Sloopy
***** Notice how most of these things refer to Buckeye Football/ being red or scarlet. Also, why does Hang On Sloopy have importance to Buckeye Football? *****
We practiced writing in cursive Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu
We now can count to ten in 10 languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian). We are implementing intensive learning programs.
Weekly Theme: From biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest (Milky Way to your street address).
Synonym Of The Week: Active: lively, energetic, dynamic, vigorous
Sight Words Of The Week: from he
Adding Romanian to the languages