Today we started our Read Across America journey. We will be reading a book, or maybe two, from every state. We will be learning a little about the state, find it on the map, and through the book, learn more about the animals, plants, people and places in the state. We visited Arizona today! We learned more about the desert habitat, especially the animals who live there! We read a very short story called Way Out West Lives a Coyote named Frank, by Jillian Lund. This story was about a coyote and some of his friends in the desert. Then we read Big Moon Tortilla, by Joy Cowley. This story was set on the Papago reservation. It told the story of a young girl who get upsets when her homework blows away and she breaks her glasses. Her grandmother sings her a traditional song with ways we can handle her problem. Ask me to tell you what the girl does to solve her problem.
Your child will bring home a postcard every day to show you which state we visited and a short note so you know what we read and saw in the state. Tomorrow we are making a suitcase or bag to keep our postcards in when we bring them home.
We looked at external features of trees and bushes from different habitats today. We talked about how the external features of plants help them to survive in their habitats.
Have a nice evening!