With the help of my teamie, Cheryl Martin, we saddled up and took a week long learning tour of Texas! I first taught this unit last year when I joined Cheryl’s team and fell head over heels for it!
After we watched the slideshow, students created their very own Symbols of Texas booklet. It was a terrific way to include note taking too! They begged to watch the slideshow every single day. This book was done together at first and then independently once they understood the procedure.
We also took a tour of Texas and as we traveled around the state, we colored and glued the Texas symbols, crops, and resources along the way! The book, Tumbleweed Tom on the Texas Trail, is a perfect fit for this lesson!
We took one day to learn about the Alamo and showcase our state footwear, small mammal, insect, and flower in a fabulous Alamo foldable.
To say that the students were proud of their work is an understatement!
We also learned more about our Texas flag by comparing it to the U.S. flag that we know and love.
We ended our week with the Tastes of Texas when we indulged in frito pie, grapefruit, and Dr. Pepper! You better believe I was called the best teacher ever more than once when I handed them a sip of soda during class. Thanks Cheryl!!!
If you are a Texas teacher and want these activities plus many more I didn’t even show you, you have to check out Cheryl’s new store!