We learned about the Texas flag and what the colors mean. We also learned that Texas has had six flags, and we've had our current flag since 1845. We made Texas flags.
We learned the Texas state motto is Friendship and it comes from the Spanish word tejas which is a form of the Caddo Native American word that means friends or allies. Then we read about how to be a good friend. We charted things good friends say and do and things bad friends say and do. Then we wrote to explain why we are a good friend.
We learned about the Texas state flower the bluebonnets. We researched bluebonnet facts, and then we read The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola. We had a directed art lesson on how to draw a bluebonnet. We used blue paint and our finger to paint the petals. Then students went back and added the things bluebonnets need to their pictures. After students made theirs, we went back and add them to our anchor chart.
Teachers who are interested in these activities can check out my Texas Learning Fun unit here.