Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Minnesota State Symbols

The state butterfly: Monarch. These fly to Mexico in the winter and return to Minnesota in the summer.

The state bird: Common Loon. Look how her baby rides on her back!

The state flower: Showy Lady's Slipper. Remember, you cannot pick these or buy them in a store!

The state fruit: Honeycrisp Apples. These were developed at the University of Minnesota. They are very delicious!

The state fish: Walleye, from one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes!

The state rock: Lake Superior Agates. They are very beautiful!

What symbolizes your country?  Please click "Comments" to tell us about the symbols of your country!

Big Snow

What did you do during the recent snow storm?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Minnesota State Capitol

On Thursday, we are going to the state capitol building!

The capitol has many beautiful works of art.
This famous sculpture is called the quadriga. 

The inside of the capitol is very beautiful!
You should bring your camera!

This Viking statue honors Minnesota's Scandinavian heritage. 

Governor Mark Dayton works at the capitol building.

The state senators work at the capitol, too.

What do you think about the state capitol?  Click "Comments" to answer.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Store Practice

Please click on this link to go to GCFLearnfree.org.  You can practice counting change, reading receipts, and using an ATM machine!