We began by reading B is for Blue Crab and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.
Also, Bean read Kat Finds a Friend, which is a sweet chapter book that tells a story about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Waterman's Child and By the Dawn's Early Light: The Story of the Star-spangled Banner were also on the list, but apparently I forgot to take a picture of our books for this week!
Finally, we taught the kids about Maryland using the Our United States of America: Catholic Social Studies textbook.
For the Blue Crab State we had Maryland crab cakes!
Yes, these were store bought. Sometimes we are just going for the effect.
Inspired by Family Crafts, we made egg carton blue crabs. Most people thought they were spiders, but that's okay.
Our next state is South Carolina!