Today we read I Am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer, the 16th president of the United States.
We talked about how his most important contribution to American history was his passion for freedom and his fellow man. Though he was assassinated before he could see his dream fulfilled, his hard work was ultimately successful: the same year as his assassination, all slaves in the reunited States were declared free. We read the Gettysburg Address, copied below.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
We indulged in delicious leftover donuts from our #DonutParty
We had Chicago Dogs for snack.
Chicago dogs have some ingredients that the students don’t always care for. We altered them and made them a bit simplified.
First published April 20th, 2020
- Book List: EPIC Illinois
- Math: One of the great things that have happened as a result of the COVID-19 Outbreak is the resources now available for FREE on the internet. University of Chicago has a program called Everyday Mathematics and right now you can download your child’s age group activities for free to help master teaching your child the basics of math. If you have a child struggling in mathematics this is a must explore. The For Parents section is organized by grade level, so that parents can easily find resources and information most relevant to their child. Under each grade, you will find a detailed overview of the goals specific to that grade level, tables to help with homework and concepts for each unit, a Student Gallery of classroom projects and activities. Tap into the University of Chicago STEM education and help your students get the jump on their math education.
3.Science: Explore the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. They have several online digital options available.
4. Art: Children’s Museum Of Illinois has a great site called Home Fun For Everyone.
The Children’s Museum of Illinois has several awesome STEM art projects to do right at home. They have tries to use materials that you will likely have on hand and projects you can do from the comfort of your own kitchen. Walking Rainbow is one of the projects. Complete at least one of the fun projects they recommend on their website.
If you are still saying “I am bored” try Recipes For Home from the Chicago Children’s Museum..
You could make a Sound Sandwich with the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
5. Historyc: It is hard to talk about the history of Illinois without talking about the great Abraham Lincoln.
Scholastic has opened up numerous lesson plans for each age group. Currently the lesson plans are available at no charge. Choose a plan that matches your child’s grade. Scholastic Lessons
6. Writing: Create an Acrostic Poem for the Corona Virus. You can use the word: Illinois, COVID, Corona, Virus, or others. Send your completes acrostic to Miss Sherry [email protected]
7. YA Book Pick: I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
80 Days Around The World
A Year Without Mom is a story about Dasha a young Russian girl and a year without her mom who has moved to Illinois. Russia