Saturday, February 8, 2014

Presidents' Day

Hello friends! I hope you all have been having a nice week and are staying warm and safe.  This week we will touch upon the meaning of our upcoming holiday next Monday.  We’ll discuss past and present presidents and learn what qualities they had that earned them the title of President! We started learning a little about Presidents this week. Here are a few things to share:

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat
“When Gilbert the opossum takes on the part of George Washington in a play about the cherry tree, he is determined to do a good job. "I cannot tell a lie," he practices continuously, but his mother explains, "Sometimes it's better to say nothing than to hurt people's feelings." And when he borrows the hat from his costume to practice at home and forgets to bring it back, he is quick to blurt out, "I didn't take it!" only to be caught in a lie.”

Presidents’ Day by Anne Rockwell

“Today at school we celebrated Presidents' Day by putting on a play. Mrs. Madoff said I could be George Washington because his birthday is the same as mine. Charlie was Abraham Lincoln because he's the tallest kid in our class. Everyone else had very important parts to play, too. At the end of the day we voted for class president, and you'll never guess who won!”

Videos: (I tried to embed a few videos that are not available to us here in Germany but I use VPN to view them so I’m providing a link.)

Grace for President (more appropriate for upper elementary)


Dress up time!

Word Splash:

Art Activities:

Kindness Book of the Week:  Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson 

One child has the power to change the world for the better through a simple act of kindness. The story describes the happiness and good deeds that spread across the planet in a chain reaction of goodwill.
I’ve ordered the book but it’s not here but no worries – here’s the video!

Freebie (click on freebie) time and new product:


My favorite iPad App:  Arasma 

How do you celebrate Presidents' Day?

Share with us! Have a short and sweet week!


  1. Your hair looks great (where do you get it done?), as do the President's Day resources!

  2. LOL! I get it done once a week at the Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth Beauty Paradise in Germany!