The other day as we were walking home from school, Harris read a book to Grace and I and was delighted with himself for doing so. As he finished the book he said, "You know some people read books while they are plowing." I asked him if he was speaking of Abraham Lincoln and he was thrilled to answer in the affirmative. So of course today, President's Day, we read about our sixteenth president, our first president and even about a duck and a girl who wanted to be president. Our newest book about Abraham Lincoln,Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman was an engaging and fun glimpse into him not just a president, but as a father, husband and a man.
Afterwards, we pulled out coins, looked at each one and talked about how our money prominently features Presidents. We then used Shrinky Dinks to make our own coins (I got the idea here). It was a fun, quick and easy project to do!