2/20/2012

Presidents' Day

Today is Presidents' Day, meaning most people have the day off today.  But here I go, getting ready to go to school for a full day with the students.  We need a day off...badly.  The teachers are tired, the kids are tired.  The good news:  Only 3 more weeks until Spring Break. 
Back to Presidents' Day:  Last week my students played "February Bingo", and we talked about all of the pictures and what they had to do with February.  I usually have to explain to the kids that Washington's & Lincoln's Birthdays are in February, and then I explain how each of their birthdays used to be Federal Holidays, but then the government decided to combine the 2 and created "Presidents' Day".  I had a first grade group in my room, and when we came to Washington, one of my students proceeded to give my speech about how Presidents' Day came into being.  I was floored!  I couldn't believe that a 7 year old knew about that!  I'd bet money that a lot of adults don't know about it.  You've gotta love it when parents talk to their kids!
If you have the day off, how are you spending it?
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7 comments:

  1. I have the day off. I'll probably have lunch with a friend who teaches at the school I used to (she has to work, so we'll go during her planning). I'm going to pop into my classroom to drop off the work I did yesterday. Then, I'm going to work on an assignment for my Reading Endorsement class. No rest for the weary, though, as you said, everyone was ready for a break.

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  2. Way to go to those parents! In my house, after having a month off, I need to reel them back in so we are going to dabble in one or two subjects this week starting today.

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  3. No day off for me, either! It's work as usual this Monday.

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  4. Sorry that you don't have a holiday today ... but relief is in sight ... SPRING BREAK!!! Yay!!

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  5. We're off. I've already been to the dentist and have another doctor appointment this afternoon. Then I thought I'd get my preps done for this week...we'll see about that, though!

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  6. Schools, banks and P.O. are usually off, how come not you?
    Anyway, I would have taught my children that but I don't know it myself. Sadly I was a bad student.
    Well maybe not bad but I have a mind that doesn't hold onto information well.

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  7. I would be working right along with you if Presidents' Day didnt happen to fall on Mardi Gras this year. I have a 2-day work week this week!

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