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GEOGRAPHY ๐ŸŒŽ Julia 6 years

United States Atlas book, Montessori USA Wooden Puzzle Map and Tracing States

Today, we are reading National Geographic Kids United States Atlas, doing a USA wooden puzzle, and tracing over the U.S. states (something Julia has been doing in her Montessori school).

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We really enjoyed reading the United States Atlas book, as it gives a nice overview of each region and the comprising states. The content is ideal for a six year old (not too complicated while not too simple), while Adrian enjoyed big and colorful pictures that accompany each state's overview. 

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Julia completes this USA puzzle pretty fast now. (To me, it still looks overwhelming, especially all the little Eastern states ๐Ÿ™‚ Since Julia has been working with a similar puzzle at her school, practice developed her confidence and skill.

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Using a thick Sharpie marker, Julia traced over the states' boarder-lines from United States Placemat on a superimposed piece of transparent paper (baking paper). She taped the edges of the baking paper to her work surface to prevent her drawing from sliding or shifting.

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Julia then traced the states' borders over to a regular piece of paper, while taping the baking sheet to a window, to better see the borders.

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 Julia matched the colors of the states to those on the USA wooden puzzle

This activity is also a great addition to any Independence Day study unit as you can discuss the United States flag, the 50 stars and what each star represents.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Candi November 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Hi,
    I was wondering where you purchased your United States map, atlas and globe. Both of my children have attended the Montessori schools and my daughter is now transitioning into a private school. I would like to keep up with some of the things she learned in kindergarten and she had more than 50% of the states memorized by graduation from kindergarten. I would love to find the map, atlas and globe that you have pictured here on your website. Thank you.

  • Reply Anya November 20, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for your comment, and I apologize the links are not as obvious. Can you see the light purple links? When ever the word is highlighted a different color (purple), it means the link is attached to it to it, directing you to where you can purchase the materials we use. I buy everything from Amazon – they have a great customer service and a variety of materials. Please, let me know if links worked, Thanks, Anya:)

  • Reply Candi November 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Anya,
    Thank you so much. I refreshed the page and I was able to get to the Amazon website. I am so excited to purchase these for my kids for Christmas.
    Candi

  • Reply Anya November 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Candi, I am so glad the links worked. Please let me know if you have any other questions๐Ÿ˜Š Anya
    Sent from my iPhone

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