The Nifty Fifty United States

At the moment… I am teaching a mini-unit on US history, creating “The Suitcase” homework kit, and planning a spring break trip to see 3 more states with my husband and our boys. In my teaching life, and my personal life, I am surrounded by states! I love to learn about and travel around our country, and I’ve definitely been enjoying researching, lesson planning, and creating new curriculum for my students. Here’s a preview of a graph from The Suitcase that kids will use to indicate which states they’ve visited, how many people they know living in other states, and which quarters they’ve collected.

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Neighborhoods Revamped

My short vowel neighborhoods have a brand new look! The word family houses are now connected by roads, giving them more of a neighborhood feel, rather than just floating on the wall like they used to. I can’t wait to put these babies up!

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If you purchased these houses (or the long vowel houses) on TPT, email me, and I’d be glad to send you the roads.