Today we read facts about Rhode Island. Did you know that the Ocean State’s official name used to be State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations? In 2020 they removed “and Providence Plantations.”
We had the kids read about the states they were born in and pick facts to quiz each other, like “My state is famous for the _____ Bell” and “My state’s bird is the Mountain Bluebird.”
Snack was oranges, pumpkin seeds, and chips.
Originally posted August 17, 2020.
1. Book List: Rhode Island EPIC
2. Math: Summer Slide. We often talk about the Summer Slide in terms of reading. The overall impact though when students go several months without engaging in certain subjects will have lifelong impact.
Most students will lose hard-earned math skills during summer vacation, but you can avoid summer brain drain by incorporating fun, multisensory math activities into your summer plans.
3. Science: Providence Children’s Museum has several activities for young curious minds. https://providencechildrensmuseum.org/the-providence-childrens-museum/learn/
Rhode Island Reds is a very famous breed of chickens. The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken. It is the state bird of Rhode Island.
Learn more about Rhode Island Reds from Agri Farming .
4. History: Mansions
Rhode Island is known for several historic mansions. You can download an app. on your phone called Newport Mansions
Tours of The Breakers are self-guided audio tours using the FREE Newport Mansions app.
For the best tour experience DOWNLOAD the app.
The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America.
Let your kids explore the mansions and learn a little about American history.
Miss Sherry’s favorite perhaps is
Chateau-sur-Mer is a landmark of High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stenciling. It was the most palatial residence in Newport from its completion in 1852 until the appearance of the Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s. It was the scene of memorable entertainments, from the “Fete Champetre”, an elaborate country picnic for over two thousand guests held in 1857, to the debutante ball for Miss Edith Wetmore in 1889.
5. Writing: Rhode Island Tutorial and Education Services offers some great tips for helping children with their writing.
6. Art : Summer may be winding down, but flower crowns are wonderful all year long. #ImagineYourStory Providence Children’s Museum has this great tutorial. Providence Childrens Museum
7. YA Book Pick:
“Charlotte Parkhurst is raised in an orphanage for boys, which suits her just fine. She doesn’t like playing with dolls, she can hold her own in a fight, and she loves to work in the stables. Charlotte has a way with horses and wants to spend her life training and riding them on a ranch of her own.
The problem is, as a girl in the mid-1800s, Charlotte is expected to live a much different life – one without freedom. But Charlotte is smart and determined, and she figures out a way to live her dreams with a plan so clever and so secret – almost no one figures it out.”
I love Pam Munoz Ryan. The book is a worth the read.
Cason, had a Jumanji marathon this past weekend. We had a discussion about that once upon a time it was a book. Bonus YA Book Pick is Jumanji. Rhode Island native Chris Van Alsburg wrote the classic children’s book Jumanji. “Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle-adventure board game. “
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