Yee Haw! We are studying Texas this week. I am so stinkin’ pumped about this unit. There is a saying here that goes something like, “I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.”
Now, y’all (see what I did there?!) know that I am a New Englander through and through. I love a good bowl of clam chowder, LOVE the Red Sox and adore the smell of the Atlantic Ocean.
With all that said, I live in Texas now and we pledge to the Texas flag every.stinkin.day. at school.
Seriously though, I love Texas. I love the food, (queso… Mmmmmm) the music, the culture, the people, the flowers…. EVERYTHING! Breakfast tacos were seriously missing from my life before I moved here. If you have never had a breakfast taco, GET ONE NOW. I remember the first time I drove down to Texas, I called my brother and said, “B, you’re never going to believe what these people eat. BREAKFAST TACOS.” He goes, “Kristen! Get off the phone and try one now. You have to tell me what is in it.”
So, I did. The rest is history. Amazing.
So, (I digress) This week we are studying Texas and tall tales.
I went to Barnes and Noble and grabbed these books.
Here are my visual lesson plans for y’all.
During my small groups we will be working on our Texas words, we will read a Pecos Bill story, and practice with shades of meaning words. (These will help us in our writing as we are writing our very own tall tales.)