Friday, March 10, 2006
Yay! It's FRIDAY!!!
Today was a fun day! I started by reading a book merely titled St. Patrick's Day, which was just a simple kids book about the holiday. After we were done, we decided to go on the internet to see if we could find some information on Ireland. Unfortunately, most of the info that we found was travel info, and I didn't want to take up a lot of time today searching for other stuff. We did see some pretty pictures of scenery, which was nice because I was explaining to Bear about why they called Ireland "The Emerald Isle" and why green is a St. Patrick's Day color. So at least that was able to tie in! Then we made a St. Patrick's day bear, as shown in the picture, which was a lot of fun. Bear LOVES crafts! The funny thing is that when I say "we" I don't mean Bear and Deco, I mean Bear and myself! I enjoyed coloring, cutting, and gluing the craft for ME!! (OK, one of these days I'll grow up!) Another funny thing that happened was that Bear said, as we were getting ready to glue the flag on the bear's chest, "When I saw the flag on the computer, it went 'green, white, red'." So I asked her if she was sure, and we came back to the computer to make sure and realized that the flag of Ireland is actually green, white, and ORANGE!!! Oops! We were able to correct hers, but I had to make a whole new one for my bear! She was right, though, the order of the flag starts with the green stripe.
(Note: The reason I'm doing all these St. Patrick's Day things now is because next Friday, my mom and I are flying to Atlanta for my cousin's wedding, so we won't be having school on St. Patrick's Day. Plus, there's really so much stuff that can be done, that I hated to cram it into one or two days!)
Bear read a book to me while I cut out her "bear parts". It was called Cats! The Sound of Short A. I love the library because it has a whole slew of phonics readers!
Well, off to do other stuff today! I've got to get lunch...pick up the house...go grocery shopping...get my cousin's wedding present...go on a date with Ched...it's going to be a busy day!