Monday, May 19, 2014

Texas Our Texas

If you have followed my blog for a while you know that I am a proud Texan so obviously my favorite thing to teach about would be TEXAS! I love sharing the history of our great state with these little  ones and they really love it too! 

We mainly discuss the Texas symbols and their importance in our unit. To start off, I showed them a few youtube videos. 




We made our Texas Symbol Booklets! Each page of the book has a differently symbol and we wrote a fact or two about each one. 

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

After studying our symbols we made these cute flip books. They had to write a fact about Texas under each flap. 

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

We wrapped up our unit with a little butterfly craft. We were also studying the life cycle of a butterfly at this time so it worked out perfectly. They each made a symmetrical Monarch butterfly, which is our state insect. Then wrote a few facts they had learned. 

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Sadly, we only had a week this year to fit in all of our Texas fun but that is ok. We enjoyed it anyway! All of the activities seen here, plus more,  can be found in my Texas Our Texas Unit! 

Learning about the Texas Symbols is my favorite social studies topic to teach. This post is full of ideas, activities and crafts to guide you through your unit that your class with love!

Check out my Social Studies Pinterest board for more ideas! 



2 comments:

  1. Teaching Texas is one of my favorite things too!! :) The kids love it too! I'm from Dallas :)

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  2. I'm from Houston but I live and teach 2nd grade in Austin, I love your blog!

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