Today in geography class we learned about the state of Arkansas. I am so glad I bought this new book, “America’s 50 States” because it is bright and fun and has just enough information to keep a child’s attention. I forget how much I learn when teaching these things too.
The kids were really stoked when we read about Crater of Diamonds State Park. I was so impressed that there is actually a place that lets you dig for gems and keep your findings! Looks like we may try to plan a trip sometime for a unit study on natural minerals and the like. Check out the info below.
Photo from http://www.cratersofdiamondsstatepark.com
Fees to search for Diamonds
|Children (ages 6-12):||$5|
|Children under 6 years old:||FREE|
|Check out the website for further info on booking a trip, what to expect, other costs for needed materials etc.|