M is for Michigan...Booking Across the USA!

I am so excited to be joining the Booking Across the USA hop, and sharing the great state of Michigan with all of you!
Booking Across the USA Trip 2 created by growingbookbybook.com

Join me and Charlie from the Travels with Charlie - Across The Midwest book (written by MIles Backer and illustrated by Chuck Nitzberg, published by Blue Apple Books).

In the book series Charlie, the dog, travels across the United States sharing fun facts about each state he stops in. It's a super fun book with great pictures,and hunts on each page. I love Michigan! I've lived near Traverse City and enjoyed the Cherry Festival, taken my class on field trips to the dunes and air zoo, I've enjoyed a carriage ride around Mackinaw Island, and been to cereal city! I loved being able to point out to my kids where in our state each of these places is located.

When we study Michigan history we always study our state symbols, our state flower is the apple blossom.

I love seeing them bloom every year, and even have a couple of apple trees in my yard. I found a great idea on pinterest, and have loved using it with my students. First we paint a thin tree in the middle of our paper. Then we take the bottom of a two liter pop bottle, dip in paint and create apple blossoms!

These turn out so pretty every time, and make our classroom look great for spring!

Follow Charlie, along this hop to see many great ideas for celebrating the other 49 states! Head on over to Growing Book by Book to see all the ideas, and enter to win a set of 4 Charlie books!
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  1. I love your apple blossoms! We have those here in New Hampshire, too, and they're almost in bloom!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  2. Can imagine how a classroom of these would be Springy and cheerful. Love how the bottle bottom makes those 5 petals just like an apple blossom has.

  3. Thank you so much for being part of Booking Across the USA!

  4. Love the art project for your state flower! We will have to try this out im my classroom. :)


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