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?