Learning the States (A Follow-up)

After giving up on a few remaining stragglers, our Christmas Card wall is complete for the 2008 Holiday Season.


Thank you so everyone who helped us add more stars to the map, and thus learn more US states.


As The Flash starts his new map unit at school, I can proudly predict that he can locate more states than most others in his class.

For those of you who missed out, we’d love your help for the next Holiday Season! Especially all of your who live in those middle states. Even I could use some help remembering those. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. I missed this the first round, so I’m glad you posted a follow-up. What a cute idea…might just have to borrow it for next year. So far the placemat map plus tracing the route we’ll drive for our vacation next year is doing wonders, but C would adore this one. Thanks!

  2. Arkansas has a star. Arkansas has a star. I had a momentary panic attack that I might have forgotten to mail the card, but Arkansas has a star! That’s a really great idea, by the way!

  3. What is your address? I didn’t send any Christmas cards this year, but nw that the holidays are over I can send one. =)

  4. I’m so sorry, CC. Maryland doesn’t have a star and it’s all our fault. We are losers, but we feel bad about it.

  5. I missed the stars idea too. That is fabulous! I may have to do that for my boys too. And me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I like to call them the “square” states. It is hard to remember them all.

  7. How fun!
    I guess I missed out. I’ll have to help you add a star from South Carolina next time!

  8. How about them provinces?
    I’d love to help you with a province!
    When I taught in Texas most of my students could place the states better than I could. Especially those stubborn New England states.
    Please don’t tell on me:)

  9. I can help add a star from Ohio!

  10. What a fantastic idea! You are just so brilliant and creative! Truly! I love that you can see all the cards too.

  11. I was so happy to add you to our list this past year and put another mark on that map…..you can count on us next year too…unless we would be in China…..naaa, that will never happen by then, only in my dreams!!


  12. Pfft, middle states, who needs them!?!… (I sure hope my Texas peeps don’t read this)

  13. I missed last time ๐Ÿ™
    we are in Texas–surely y’all know The Great State of Texas, right?!
    I just love this idea, still!

  14. I do not see my card, nor do I see a star on VA! ๐Ÿ™ Did it not get to you?

  15. Your kids are lucky to have you as a mom. Such a great mentor and teacher. Thanks for inspiring me always!

  16. Sounds good! I can help out with Wisconsin next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I love this! I’m so going to use it! And I’m such a dork, but I’m so excited – because I have friends in IL, IA, AZ, IN, OH, GA, MN, MI, and NY!! Can you just imagine next years map?!?!?!

    Hope your week is going well!!

  18. WHat a great idea!!! We’ll have to join you next season!

  19. This is an awesome idea. We can send you one from jersey next year. and I think I might just have to join you in the activity. How fun!!

  20. So, I just found your site and want to say it is a wonderful idea. I am going to share it with fellow teachers. I want to find out your address now so that Colorado can be represented.

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