Marvelous MondayFebruary 27, 2012
Today was another great day at school. I love Monday’s because they are a great way to start fresh. Even when it’s rainy, it’s okay, because the day can only get better.
I also love Monday’s because of my class’s mapping Monday’s that my teacher does each week. This week she asked us to draw Brazil. Have you ever seen Brazil? It is the largest country on the continent of South America. It’s famous for its amazing futbol (pronounced FOOT-ball) – or soccer team, that almost always makes it to the World Cup, which is played every four years. They’re so good! Futbol is Brazil’s national sport, too, so kids start playing there almost before they can walk!
You would probably be really good too if you’d been playing soccer that long.
Time capsuleFebruary 22, 2012
Thanks for all your great ideas! Lots of people suggested I make a time capsule to help me remember this awesome month, and I think that’s a great idea! I’m planning to use a glass jar with a metal lid so that it will last a long time once I bury it. I’ll collect some trinkets that remind me of what my year has been like so far, and I’ll put little notes on them so that I remember why I added them later. I’ll even write a letter to myself in the future!
I have to talk to my dad to get permission for where I can bury it in the yard. And I’ll definitely have my parents help me with that part. If it’s too cold, I might hide it in the very back of my closet. If you made a time capsule, what kind of items would you add? I can’t wait to dig it up in FOUR years. I just hope I can wait that long!
Catch ya later!
More cele-bear-ations!February 20, 2012
Today, in the US, we celebrate George Washington’s birthday. It’s also sometimes called President’s Day. When the US government started celebrating our first president’s birthday, it was the first time the government honored an American citizen! It’s very close to Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which is February 12. It’s also Black History Month! There are just so many cool things that happen in February!
I think I also mentioned this before, but February is also the shortest month of the year, even in Leap Years! And yes, this year is a Leap Year. Normally this month is only 28 days long, but Leap Year adds a day making it 29 days long. I’ll have to find a cool thing to do this month so I can remember it forever!
Hmm…Got any ideas?