Thursday, February 12, 2015

President's Day

In February, Americans pause to remember the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln. President's Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of the month.  To learn more about this holiday you can click here.
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To get a general idea of what is involved in election campaigns and politics, we enjoyed Doreen Cronin's Duck for President.  Grade 4 and 5 students then wrote a short opinion paragraph explaining whether or not they would like to be involved in politics.  Students were challenged to give at least three reasons with examples to support their opinion.
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