Monday, February 20, 2012

February is Almost Over

It is hard to believe that February is almost over. Most of us are happy to see winter come to an end and to begin to plan our spring activities. But before the month ends, there are so many great learning opportunities in February.

1. Celebrate Black History Month- read or find an activity that celebrates the wonderful culture surrounding Black History.  Many authors have written great books about Black history. Donna McDine and Nancy I Sanders are two of those authors and if you take the time to search you will find a rich array of books for adults and kids on the subject.

2. Read at least one book on one of the Presidents of the United States. There are books on all of them starting with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and ending with biographies on the most recent Presidents including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

3. Write poems. In celebration of the month that Valentine's Day is scheduled, give writing a try.  Enter poetry contests for kids, send your stories here to the blog, or to other magazines for children. Young or old, writing is a wonderful way to express yourself.

Can you think of other fun stuff to do and learn in February? Share your ideas by making a comment and maybe we will post something here on your ideas. I can't wait to see what you want to learn.

4. Think weather. February is a good month to learn about weather. Visit the library or search the internet for sites that teach you about weather. This winter has been rather warm so what does that mean to us for summer? How do you measure rain? How much snow will equal each inch of rain? These are the fun questions that you can discover if you read about the weather.

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