Sunday, November 29, 2009

December's theme: Benjamin Franklin

The novel we will be reading this month is Ben and Me by Robert Lawson. This fictional story is told by Amosa, a mouse, who lives with Ben Franklin. The novel is just one way we will be exploring the life of Benjamin Franklin.

A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin's accomplishments are vast and varied. He was an author, scientist, statesman, businessman, inventor, diplomat... the list goes on and on. There is no way during the three weeks in December, we will be able to talk about all the achievements that made Ben Franklin such an extraordinary man. Hopefully by the end of the month the children will have a beginning appreciation for some of his talents and achievements.

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