Saturday, March 10, 2012

Middle Name Pride Day

If you were to do a search on your name, you would a lot of people with a name just like yours. Or so we would think. But there is one way you can be sure that you have found yourself- and that is to check the middle name. That middle name makes you unique. 

Some people say that you were given your middle name just so you know when you are in really big trouble. It seems that way. 

But most of the time, a middle name is chosen to honor a special relative or a special friend. Ask your parent about your middle name and list three qualities about this person that made them special enough to give you their name. 

Every time you use some ones name today, add their middle name- just let them know they are not in trouble! 

Here is a link for a little more research about how middle names came to be. 

How it came to be- click HERE  (dates are off but information is correct).

Fun activities for today:

1. Make your 1, 2, 3 list of qualities from your namesake.
2. Every time someone does NOT use your middle name, shout "Middle Name Day!"
3. Ask everyone you talk to day what their middle name is. 
4. Write your full name out on all your paper work today.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Such a delicious creation as peanut butter should indeed be celebrated all month long. We should be quite up in arms that there is not a festival that lasts a full year. This jar of wonder is a staple in our home and deserves some love, people. Some honor. Can we get some respect for ground up peanuts?! 

Question: What could you do if you had one acre of land?
Answer:   Grow enough peanuts to make peanut butter  for  30,000 peanut butter sandwiches!

 Who do you think made the best use of a peanut?:

A. Adrian Finch of Australia threw a peanut 111 ft. and 10 in. for the World Record in 1999.

B. George Washington Carver studied agriculture and made an unknown crop such as a peanut 

 Which one sounds the most fun? Which one was the most helpful?
Southerners put peanuts into soda bottles to enhance the flavor. MMMM, salty AND sweet.

There is a down side to peanut butter.
Here are a few links to aid in your research if you think you or a loved one has an allergy to peanuts.

Peanut Allergy

Mayo Clinic Peanut Allergy

Allergic Child Website

(This man's name was mentioned above. Can you name him?)

Want to see how a homeschooler made Peanut Butter Play Dough? Did you hear what I just typed? Peanut Butter Play Dough. I am drooling. There is also a little review about this book shown here.

(vegan pad thai)

And because peanut butter is for more than just peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, here are some recipes that just look so yummy I needed to share.

Celebrating National Peanut Butter Month is just one activity in our

 Remember Me Pockets for March

click HERE to see this file at Currclick

which is on sale NOW!

You will also find these interesting activities in this file:

Authors with Birthdays in March:

Dr. Suess

Patricia MacLachlan

Sid Fleischman

Kenneth Grahame

Marguerite de Angeli

Anna Sewell

Thomas Rockwell

Lois Lowry

Robert Frost

Alexander Graham Bell

Yuri Gagarin

Albert Einstein

Wyatt Earp

Johann Bach

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Harry Houdini

Sam Walton
Special Days:

Deaf History Month

National Peanut Month

American Red Cross Month

Celebrate Your Name Week

Iditarod Race

American Chocolate Week

National Anthem Day

Congress Approves Mt Rushmore

Genealogy Day

Daylight Savings

Eli Whitney Patents Cotton Gin

Eiffel Tower Opens

World Day of Prayer


Vinvent van Gogh

Learn About Butterflies Day

Andrew Jackson

James Madison

Grover Cleveland

Poultry Day

David Livingston

Maple Syrup Day

Because it's not just a peanut, it's a party.