I’m always excited to do a unit with a focus on America with Aria each year, because it always seems that I learn something when I go back and study American history. This year, I learned several new names of presidents with the awesome President’s Matching Game I found. I also highly recommend you getting the presidential rubber duckies (also from Oriental Trading). They are silly but actually helped Aria to learn the names of several presidents. She now knows Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Obama, and Trump, which makes me really happy.
She also really embraced the lessons on money and had a blast sorting and identifying presidents on each one. She finally seems to know the amounts of each type of monetary unit, though anything with Washington was her favorite. Aria has officially proclaimed him the best president. Skylar conveniently got a counting piggy bank for her birthday (https://www.target.com/p/the-learning-journey-learn-with-me-numbers-and-colors-pig-e-bank/-/A-51911527?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Toys+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Toys&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9011446&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8KbLg7vT2QIV3rbACh27vQs1EAQYBCABEgLPr_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds), so she was able to play with coins right alongside Aria and feel like she was doing school too.
If we hadn’t just gotten back from our trip to Atlanta, we probably would’ve gone to visit the Little White House, but that is definitely in our plans for next year! I also cant wait until the kids are old enough to go to Washington D.C. and see the monuments for our presidents in person and possibly the White House.
Though it is still a little young for Aria to know all of her states and American history, I think it is so great that she embraces the early introduction to some of our presidents and that she can name several of our states from doing USA maps with me. I can’t wait to add on to this unit next year and see how much she will absorb.
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Jessica and Ana
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