The 50 States of America
Friday 27th February
This morning there was a big puzzle on the floor and a few Flowers worked together to finish it and we discovered it was a map of America. Adam told us he has two Grandmothers and they are from Texas and Colorado.
Today was ‘Junk Art Friday’ and Flowers made some really neat creations such as cars, robots and horses.
After snack Adam’s Mum, Karen came in and she got out a big material map and Flowers helped put the names of countries in North America so we could find where America is. We then looked at lots of different animals such as buffalo’s, mountain goats, polar bears and whales and stuck them on the parts of America where they are from (or are known for).Then we were lucky to look at a giant map of just America and Karen told us the original Disneyland is in California and we looked at where the Statue of Liberty is in New York. Some Flowers knew there is also a smaller one in Odaiba. Next it was time to put together a big jigsaw puzzle with the 50 states in it. It took us a while to remember there are 50 states but some of us remembered in the end. Each state has it’s own flag, bird, flower and animal.
Adam put on a t-shirt with the American flag on it and Karen gave us all little American sticker flags. What were we going to use these for, we wondered. We put them on our t-shirts or hands and in two groups we made an American flag cheesecake. We looked at the stickers on our hands and could see all the stripes so we took turns to line up strawberries and make the stripes over the white cream. Then we added blueberries to make the stars which are the 50 states. It turned out great and we wanted to eat it but it was best to wait until after lunch.
Thank you to Karen for teaching us all about America and providing the yummy cheesecake for us to eat.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing Darren back next week.
All our love, Ayaka, Nanako and Sharee