Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day

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!

P.S.  I'm still loving the poster we made last year!


  1. I absolutely love love love your homemade coins! You have brilliant ideas! We used your poster from last year...for our President's Day this year! We have had so much fun with it...I will post it tomorrow! :)

  2. Great! Fantastic! Everything you all do is so creative and so lovely.


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