Oh, wow! I am stuffed and worn out! The 4th of July ranks right up there with Christmas and Thanksgiving in the overeating category. Since I have sorely neglected my Ribbons, Recipes and Rhymes duties and since I cannot move to do anything else I thought this my be a fine time to catch up! Before I get down to brass tacks as the saying goes, just let me ask you...what did you have for your 4th of July celebration (assuming you are American! If you aren't, please just bear with me here!) ? We had burgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers, so guess what I ate? A portobello mushroom burger (no meat). And no, I am not a vegetarian, but my sister is and since I was throwing some portobellos on the grill for her, I decided I would join her. It just sounded so good and it was! And, it was funny, because I cooked 4 mushrooms and all 4 were gone, so clearly someone else thought they sounded good, too! We also had baked beans, potato salad, and cheese grits and I made 2 apple pies to round out the Independence Day feast.
As we celebrate our founding fathers and the super leaders who decided freedom was worth fighting for, I thought it would be a good time to share my new Super Leaders unit. I have used the colorful and engaging clipart from Melonheadz and Dots of Fun for this unit. If you have not checked out the amazing clipart produced by these two creative ladies, please do so here:
I wanted to do a back to school theme using Super Leaders. So I thought about all those things teachers need to get their classrooms ready for the start of school, such as name tags, labels for cubbies, hall displays, awards, theme shaped writing paper, books for introducing the theme, color and number posters and badges. I think I got it all in here! As you celebrate the leaders who helped build America, perhaps you might stop by and check out this back to school super leader themed kit!