Monday, March 2, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday

Ah another Monday, the worst day of the week IMO. I wish it were Sunday, cuz that's my fun day, my I get to run to Target day. But Monday, SLAM, back to the grind.

Last week we had a geography lesson and a religion lesson, today let's do history and reading/language arts.

Today March 2nd is:

Casimir (Kazimierz) Pulaski Day, a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March. Casimir Pulaski was a cavalry officer born March 4, 1747 in Poland as Kazimierz PuĊ‚aski. He is known for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution by training its soldiers and cavalry.

The day is celebrated mainly in areas that have large Polish populations and Chicago has the largest Polish population of any city in the world, except for Warsaw, Poland.

Yippee, another day for PACZKI and maybe some golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls), kapusta (shredded cabbage and sausage) and pierogi (stuffed dumplings slightly resembling Italian ravioli).

Today is also Theodor Geisel's birthday! You're kidding right? Name doesn't sound familiar? How about this? I am Sam, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham. Right! It's Dr Seuss.

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

In his lifetime Dr Seuss published over 60 children's books that to this day are enjoyed by young and old. Here on The Avenue we'll only be reading about

because I can't get TOF to eat regular eggs, let alone GREEN ones. Our craft is going to be

the Cat's hat and after nap we'll sit and watch Horton Hears a Who.

Here's a cute Meme I saw at Stacy's Random Thoughts.

"Make Your Own Album Cover."

Here's how it works:

1. Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random." The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to Random Quotations. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to Flickr . The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use PhotoShop or a similar program to put it all together.

Here's mine, see if you can notice what a dumbass I am. I'll just call it artistic freedom and not worry. Spelling wasn't part of the lesson today!

You'll want to come back tomorrow for a special Tuesday's Tribute!

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Lucy Filet said...

Well, million is spelled wrong:).

Anyway, I had forgotten about Pulaski day, I only learned about it last year and my only Illinois blogging friend actually moved out of Ill. So, now I have a new friend to remind me of Pulaski day.

Unknown said...

very good- interesting

Unknown said...

Sounds like a yummy Monday, if nothing else!
Ahhh...the places you'll go with this post ;)

Stacy Uncorked said...

Now I have the 'Manic Monday' song running through my head...LOL!!

Ahhhh...Dr. Seuss B-Day - that explains why Princess Nagger's class is doing a week of Dr. Seuss...tomorrow is Cat In The Hat day, and they are getting official hats to wear... :) Today was mixed-up Monday, but now they have a Snow Day since it's snowing like crazy out. ;)

Your album turned out GREAT!! Very pretty...too funny about the 'creative license' - Milion could be a better thing than Million... ;)

Kathy B! said...

pierogis = YUM! I didn't know about that holiday. Look how edumacated I'm getting by popping in here! And i dont sea any errors in yer booke covr!

Jenni said...

I forgot today is Dr. Suess day! I would have remembered if there was school, but since I am blissfully home in my bathrobe I did not.

Did I mention I am HOME? And in my robe?

Life is good today...

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten all about this holiday in Illinois. The rest of the country has no clue about it. lol

Alpacamountain said...

Great now I'm's your spell it however you want :)

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Ahh yes, Pulaski...I knew him well. I may even be related to him, seeing as half of Poland is my cousin.

Debz said...

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them sam I am.

You really did fail that spelling test didn't you? Lordie be.

Tomorrow's the BIG DAY!!!!! I can't wait!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I love me some Dr. Seuss. Did you see the Google search engine today? Super fun tribute to the Seuss. Very fun.

I like my Monday lessons here on The Avenue, Megryansmom. I'll try not to be late for class next time.


Lola said...

Sadly, I know about this holiday because it's a no school holiday. (At least for 1 of my kids. Thank goodness, my daughter's therapeutic school is not off today. Hallelujah!)

The thing that gets me is most kids don't even know why they have off today. My son does, because he is a total history freak, but his sister had no clue.

Kaci said...

I didn't know it was Dr. Suess birthday!! Where's the cake? :) XOXO

Unknown said...

have fun with the dr suess hat, we LOVED Horton hears a who.

Miz Q said...

How fun, the google ads on top of your post are for cabbage rolls and polish food!! Wish I was eating at YOUR house!

DeeX said...

Did you send the piles of snow we got today our way just so my kids could share in your no school Pulaski day?????????? Well it worked.

Deb said...

Great, I am now hungry for eggs, ham, and pierogies.

Anonymous said...

I love the Sues Hats! They are great! I hear you on the Monday thing and love how you fit target into it all! Each week needs a Monday. I say face it head on and move on from there!


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Anonymous said...

Happy birthday my beloved doctor.

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