I know!! It's been so long since we've blogged. I feel ya. It's not because we don't love you, it's just that thang called life!! Is anyone else overwhelmed? Can I get an amen???
Well, I promise we are teaching. So, I did something the other day that was super simple, but the kids loved it. What was it you ask? ALPHABOXES!! I'm sure you've probably heard them and use them all the time. But, it's one of those "things" that I know is awesome and simple, but I forget about it because THERE ARE SO MANY great things and I probably over complicate things. But as I've said here many a time, simple is sometimes best!
And we were talking about the Declaration of Independence. We read a really fun book!
I guess it's your normal ABC book, but wait! Not really! One of my students even commented, "It's amazing that the author could put the events leading up to the Revolution chronologically with the letters!"
Wait what?!?! Did my amazing student just say THAT??? Yes, yes he did!! God bless him!! He was right!! This book has events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and events afterward!! And, all in order using the alphabet! AMAZING!!
I wanted to read this book because it was a great review of what we had already discussed and a great preview of where we were going!
And you know what? My kids LOVED this!! We could have just copied what each letter stood for but we didn't stop there! Oh no! They wanted to brainstorm every possible word they could think of for the American Revolution that started with that letter, and we added it to the box! LOVE IT!!
HERE and you can download it! We pasted it into our notebooks, but you can use it anyway you'd like! :O)
I hope you have some fun! From A to Z!! :O)