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Whew! There's a lot going on this week!
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is on February 13th. Although celebrated worldwide, it is typically associated with New Orleans here in the USA. It is the last big hurrah of parades, partying and overindulgence of food before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 day period of self-reflection/self-denial leading up to Easter Sunday. In 2018, Lent begins Valentine's Day (2/14) and ends on April Fool's Day (4/1). The dates for Easter change each year, but this is the first time I ever remember Ash Wednesday and Easter falling on the same days as other holidays.
Videos from History Channel (history, facts & figures, king cake)
Visit Kern Studios - company that makes parade floats (click on portfolio to view)
Activities include: word search and mask design
Valentine's Day is on February 14th. This also happens to be spring picture day, so we will be coming to YOU for enrichment this day.
We will share assorted Valentine's stories, learn about the history of Valentine's Day and see how candy conversation hearts are made.
How many different ways can you show your classmates, teachers and family members that you care?
Winter Olympics 2018 - PyeongChang, South Korea
Learn about the host country of South Korea.
Learn about Olympic Mascots. Locate 1996 on the timeline. What was the name name of our mascot?
More than you ever wanted to know about the Olympic Rings