Newsletter 12: Weeks 19-21; Feb. 2009
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).
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.