Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Homeschooling with The 44th President

Today at our house it was all about the inauguration. After breakfast Caleb made a poster about our 44th President. We then watched the swearing in ceremony. After that I pulled out some of our books either about The White House, America, or the presidency.

We read:

At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by: Crystal Wirth. This book gives many interesting facts about The White House.

Here's to You, America! by:Charles M. Schultz. The Peanuts gang travels back in time and they witness the birth of the Constitution, which set up the three branches of government.

America the Beautiful

The Pledge of Allegiance

The Flag We Love by: Pam Munoz Ryan. This book reveals the history of our flag.

Madam President by: Lane Smith. This book has become one of the boys' favorites. A girl imagines what her day would be like if she were president. This book has clever drawings that always make us smile.

We then went outside and hung our flag. The boys each saluted the flag. Lukey wanted Fluffy the cat to salute the flag as well. So I helped Fluffy salute the flag.

While waiting for the parade to start, Caleb checked out the model of the Capital Building and the inauguration that is on display now at Legoland in California. Yes, everything in the picture is made from Legos!

America is a wonderful country! I am thankful to live in a country where we are free to school our children in the way that is best for one's family. We are so blessed to be born in America! We had a great day learning more about our country and witnessing our new president come to power. God Bless America!

1 comment:

Grannie said...

Good stuff with parents like you we will have kiddos who really beleive American land of the brave and home of the free! And just when I think I saw everything....a Legos Whitehouse! Tell Caleb his poster is Awesome...as usual.