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Tuesday, 24 March 2009
February 2009 Newsletter

Newsletter 12: Weeks 19-21; Feb. 2009

~Valentine’s Day

Also:  Groundhog Day, President’s Day (Washington and Lincoln), Mardi Gras

Books: Valentine’s Day: “I Love You, Mommy and Daddy”, “The Night Before Valentine’s Day”, “Arthur’s Valentine”, “Kisses”

Groundhog Day: “Gregory’s Shadow”,  “Substitute Groundhog”, “Groundhog Day”

President’s Day: ‘Arthur Meets the President”, “The Story of Abraham Lincoln”, “Abe Lincoln-The Boy Who Loved Books”, “The Story of George Washington”

Mardi Gras: “Mardi Gras in new Orleans-An Alphabet Book”

Book Reference: “The Kissing Hand”  http://www.kinderthemes.com/thekissinghand.html

Resources: President’s Day Thematic Unit, “The Mailbox” mag., Mardi Gras-online (didn’t use these this year, next year, though).

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/mardigrasprojects/Mardi_Gras_Projects.htm

Fun facts: Groundhog Day: Groundhogs hibernate, burrow, their eating habits, etc.

Extra: *Valentine’s Day party and exchange of valentine’s with Homeschool Group CoOp.

*Made Valentines day cookies and cupcakes.*Taught them the real reason behind V Day *Google a link about the history

*Kate made a Mardi Gras painting with MG colors (purple, green and yellow) Daddy taught them the French for Mardi Gras: “Big Tuesday”.

*By the way: 6 more weeks of winter!! The groundhog saw his shadow.

 

 

 

 


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