I put up this little bulletin board to get them thinking and offer some real images of the land to help them visualize it.
Anyhow, my first grade team and I always do a rotation during Kansas Week where we see each class and do some kind of Kansas Symbol activity. For the past few years I've done the sunflower and I just think they're adorable! We also make a little Kansas Map where we mark the capital and our city, a state flag, symbols flip book, a paper Kansa Teepee, and a dang KU Jayhawk that I hate... I went to KState and it seems almost traitorous to let them do it, but it is one of those things I don't have much of a say in. They try to convince me that we're all "Kansas Jayhawkers", but I'm not buying it. Anyway... Here are some pictures of the bulletin board we threw together.
The music teachers put together a little program based on the book, "S if for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet". They were awfully cute in their bandanas and cowboy boots!
Big Sale Tomorrow on Teachers Pay Teachers! Don't miss out- my tiny little store will all be on sale. And shopping has to be more exciting than this dang Harbaugh Brothers game... Seriously? Ravens and 49ers? Lame.