Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We're still here!

As you might have guessed, with the increased homework load the blogging has taken a lower priority. But before I go listen to my daily fifteen minutes of Swahili, I thought I'd fill you in on how we're spending our week.

Tomorrow (February 20) is the anniversary of the toothpick patent in 1872. Try this website for some toothpick fun!

Thursday is the United Nations "International Mother Language Day" to help raise awareness among all peoples of the distinct and enduring value of their languages. I think we must celebrate this every day. In addition, Benjamin has an eye appointment, and Olivia and Katherine will get some shots while we're in Dallas.

Friday is George Washington's birthday, and we'll celebrate by eating some slow cooker cherry cobbler with some friends after supper and reading D'Aulaire's "George Washington".

Saturday is National Banana Bread Day and George Frederick Handel's birthday, so maybe we'll bake banana bread while we listen to the Messiah.

I'm hoping to get some video of my Language Consultant teaching us in the morning so I can give you a small taste of what I do during the 8 o'clock hour.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Choates!!

I love learning all these different special days! Where do you find all this stuff. I want to teach my kindergarteners this stuff. Hope all is well.
Lots of hugs and love,