Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kansas Day

January 25th is Kansas Day! Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861. We will be celebrating our state's 152nd birthday this year!

Make Kansas Map with labels (cutting & pasting activity): students will get a blank state of Kansas and will have to label there cities, cattle farms, industry, oil, and interstates are. I display a guide for the students to follow for the project.

Sunflower Seed Measurement: Students will estimate how many sunflower seeds it will take to measure various small objects, like things they can find in their desks. They estimate  before they are given the sunflower seeds. Then they find exactly how many sunflower seeds it took to measure the object.

What Can You Find in Kansas? worksheet: Students use the map on the back to answer the 10 questions about our state.

Sunflower art: Students use crayons to draw a sunflower. Then go over their sunflower with blue watercolor as a crayon resist. Once dry, these sunflowers look awesome!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Erin! Is there anyone I could get a copy of your activities for Kansas Day? These would be perfect for my third graders!!

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    1. Of course! Most of the copies are only hard copies, but I can mail them to you. Where do you teach/what's your school address?

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  2. I would appreciate copies, too. vhall@bawarriors.com

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  3. Can I have copies too please? tboyes@usd404.org

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  4. Can I have copies ? thaug@gbta.net

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  5. Hey Erin! I just came across your blog. Would you be able to share copies with me too, please? If so, boeckmaa@usd113.org
    Thank you!!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, I am on maternity leave right now so I am unable to access my files. I will try to remember to get them to you when I return to the classroom!

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  6. Hi Erin..are you able to send digital copies of your projects? They look great! Erin Myers

    myerse@usd450.net

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, I am on maternity leave right now so I am unable to access my files. I will try to remember to get them to you when I return to the classroom!

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  7. I saw you were on maternity leave but could I get copies too when you return? I will use them next year. Thank you so much and congratulations!
    wgrim@knusd331.com

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