Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hats off to George and Abe

Hello Everyone,
We finished up our study of presidents this week. We loved learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Throughout our studies, both important men became like friends.  We learned some amazing things about the childhood of each and some interesting little tidbits about when they were adults.  We had fun comparing the two even though they lived many years apart.  They had so many similarities and, of course, so many differences.  
We loved that they each wore hats...each for different reasons, but both wore their hats with pride!
While studying Washington, we discovered that he wore a tricorn hat as did many of the soldiers of whom he was the general. Many soldiers wore little trinkets on their hats. Washington often wore a feather. 
While studying Lincoln, we discovered that he stored notes and other important papers in his tall black stovepipe hat.  
We, of course, had to make hats to go along with our studies. Here are some pics!

Looooove the "clean socks" addition to our brainstorming!!


Gotta run!! Very full weekend!!  Hope yours is going well. Thanks for stopping by!!