Saturday, June 25, 2011

Camp Butler: Week Three - Alabama

Next week I am planning for us to learn about The United States since the Fourth of July weekend is approaching. This past week it was a natural fit for us to learn about the state of Alabama.

We learned about the state bird: the yellowhammer

And the state flower: the camellia
I printed off camellia coloring pages.
We also did a craft project and made the state flag.

We took an afternoon to visit downtown Montgomery and the Capitol. We were going to take a tour of the Capitol building, but decided the kids might not be ready for that just yet (nor are the tour guides ready for us just yet). Instead we decided to go after 5:00 when the working crowd had gone home and it wasn't as hot.

Michael and the kids in front of the Flame of Freedom. You can also see The Little White House of the Confederacy behind them.

Georgia Anne was so excited to find her name twice.....
One on the base of a statue of Jefferson Davis...

and in front of the Capitol where all fifty of the state flags are displayed. It is here that Jack started crying because he wanted to be named after a state too. Hee Hee!

1 comment:

alunda said...

Oh, I see a jump on 4th grade!!!!