Monday, February 16, 2015

President's Day


President's Day is a federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated on the third Monday of February. This holiday was originally designated in honor of George Washington's birthday and is still legally called "Washington's Birthday." 

Washington's Birthday has a history as old as our country. It was celebrated publicly for the first time in the late 18th century, while George Washington was still president! Washington's Birthday became official in 1885, when President Chester Arthur signed a bill making it a federal holiday.

Here is a short movie about The Life of George Washington. To watch it on the Scholastic News site, click here

If you would like to become an expert on all things George Washington, check out the links below!

In honor of President's Day, I made up a list of US Presidents
in chronological order...

Can you memorize all 44 in order?

You can print a copy here on our class website.

Lastly, here is a fun video with interestinf facts about many of your past (and present) presidents!

Happy President's Day!


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