Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Ben!!

January 17Th is Benjamin Franklin's Birthday!
We will be celebrating by reading a couple of
books about him and coloring a picture of him
which I got here and with cake!
Care to join us?
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Mrs. Darling said...

Tink has been studying about Ben jamin Franklin for the last two weeks. It never dawned on me that its his birthday now. Duh!

Heather said...

Thanks for that link. I found a great article through the Smithsonian for Sam. I have been taking it easy on the school work this week but I had to do something today. Ben Franklin is one of his favorites. Have checked out the homeschooling section on They have some great printables on there for him including some simple puzzles and tic tac toe. P might like doing them with little man.

Kate in NJ said...

Mrs D- I'm sure you are covering so much more than I'm doing with P...I just hope to have her familiar with the topic at this stage.

H- will do- he has been a lifelong fave of mine..he started public libraries don't you know! ;-)

amanda said...

Oh, neat! I bet there's all kind of interesting stuff out there about him. Didn't he invent the lending library? And about a million other things?

I like Hat Day, too! Very cute :)

Kate in NJ said...

Hi Amanda!
Yes, he did..we had a fun day!

Mariposa said...

Neat. It is Benjamin Franklin's birthday and Milne's this week. Ami always like to quote one of B. Franklin's sayings. I thinks she says,"Lost time is never found." or something like that.

Mariposa said...

Ami read a book on Benjamin Franklin today. It was one of those Dover books.

Angela H said...

Kate, this is really weird, but we've had the EXACT same ailments! Pink eye, croup/throwing up, coughing, fever! Funny how they all get sick at the same time with the same stuff, even 10 or 15 towns! Unfortunately, Yours Truly also got pink eye, coughing and laryngitis, so we have missed a good three-four days of "School." Oh well, we need a break. Glad you're all better now!!!

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all, A.H....I hope you are all better now!!

M- I hope she enjoyed it..he has always been a fave of mine..maybe because he was a printer like my G'pa!

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