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The Truth Behind Presidents’ Day

Posted on: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, History, Holiday, Honesty, President's Day

On February 17th we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day.  I have always assumed that the third Monday in February was not just a day to partake in great sales events, but to honor the memory of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  While … read more »

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Martin Luther King Day – A Day of Service

Posted on: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Black History, Building Character, Community Service, Conversation with kids, Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”  Each year, Americans all across our country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their … read more »

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Kids Activities for Veteran’s Day

Posted on: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Flag, Conversation with kids, History, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Veterans Day

This year Veterans Day is on a Monday, November 11th to be exact. Wow – a three day holiday for so many of us! . No doubt the thought of a long weekend is something to look forward to – … read more »

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Mixed Up Book Suggestions – 03/07/13

Posted on: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Dr. Seuss, History, Mo Williams, Picture Books, spring

Since last Saturday was Read Across America Day, or Dr. Seuss Day, and one Dr. Seuss was known for his mixed up hats and characters, we thought we’d mix up our book recommendations for this week.  The only common thread … read more »

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Black History Month – Books for Kids – 02/14/13

Posted on: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 in Black History, Black History Month, Booker T. Washington, History, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sarah Breedlove Walker

Our blog this week is about Black History Month. Last year we recommend some great books about some of the famous people who made Black History Month possible. You can link to last year’s book recommendations here: Black History Books … read more »

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Black History Month – 2013

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Black History, Black History Month, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, History

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” … read more »

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Presidents’ Day Books for the Kids – Book Suggestions. – 02/07/13

Posted on: Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln, Book recommendations, Books, George Washington, History, President's Day

Our blog this week was about Presidents’ Day so it’s only appropriate that we follow it up with books about, what else, Presidents.  And, not only the presidents but also about their pets.  Our lead off book is has it … read more »

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Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday, which is it?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, George Washington, History, President's Day, Reading, talking to kids

Presidents’ Day will be celebrated on Feb 18th – AND today in fairness to “Honest Abe”, it’s time to set the record straight. On February 18th we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day.  I have always assumed that the third Monday in … read more »

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Thanksgiving Day Book Suggestions – 2012

Posted on: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, History, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a day away but there’s still time to read some good Thanksgiving stories before everyone focuses on the upcoming holiday season.  Here are a few of my favorites. Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilky is … read more »

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Veterans Day is next week. Here are some activities for the kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 in American Flag, History, parent involvement, Veterans Day

Veterans Day is on Friday and many of our kids will have the day off from school.  Since it’s a public holiday, some parents may also have the day off.  I know that the kids are excited because they don’t … read more »

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