We looked at the United States in My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. Lentil is a FIAR book we added to our studies.
Lentil takes place in Alto Ohio. It’s a cute story about a boy who learns of a talent he has, and his harmonica playing saves the day.
Big Ladybug did a Lentil lapbook. We looked at Ohio and the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, and other patriotic songs.
She just so happened to be learning to play “Comin’ Round the Mountain” which fit in nicely with this row. She had fun playing and singing it.
The kids also had a great time wondering around the house
fighting over playing the harmonica.
We discussed architecture and looked at buildings in our town.
The pictures in the book are all black and white drawings, so I purchased some charcoals for our art project. We were going to sketch a building, but she passed on that and chose to draw the dog in the book.
We discussed sound and how it moves through vibration. The kids had fun playing with the tin can telephones we made.
We read up on the great state of Ohio.