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Subject: April Fool's Day Mini-Unit?
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 1:03 PM ET
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Do you have a good site that I can use to teach about April Fool's Day? I'm thinking of doing a mini lapbook or mini unit study.

What will you being doing?

Thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 2:29 PM ET
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This probably won't help you at all, \ but I think it's fun.  My boys are seventeen and I plan to have a really heavy-duty day planned for them that day.  Lots of reading, no DVDs, lots of math and what ever else I can think of to make them groan when they look at the day's assignments.  Then, I plan to tell them the night before to get up earlier than usual (they tend to sleep in) and in the morning I"ll tell them "April Fools!  No school today!" and spend the day with them.  If the weather is nice maybe we'll do our first zoo trip of the year or if it's not so nice maybe we'll go to the Art Institute or Navy Pier in Chicago.  If it's really crummy out maybe we'll just go to a movie and out to lunch.  They have been working very hard lately and since I work full-time I don't get to do very much with them during the days.  It seems like a lot of my days off lately have been filled with appliance repairmen, doctor's appointment and such.

Cindy

Date Posted: 3/24/2009 10:58 PM ET
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Here are a couple of reference sites to get you started:

homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjhol/a/aprilfools.htm

www.knowledgehouse.info/njfkaprilfool.html

I'm sure you could think of some activities once you read the histories.  (I learned something reading them!  I am SO making a bunch of paper fish to tape on people's backs on April 1st....)  :)

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 11:10 AM ET
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Happy April Fools' Day!

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 12:06 PM ET
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You Too!