We're starting things off with the start of the American dream. My awesome partner-in-crime focused on figuring out how to make Of Plymouth Plantation seem relevant and meaningful through some read/think aloud action that gets the kids thinking about the Puritans' traits and what we can still see of those traits in the way Americans live today.
The Tudors? Holy man is it hot! Netflix on demand rules!]
Today was also ruin Pocahontas day: Sorry, kids, but P. was just a wee girl when John Smith was in the area. Trees don't talk. Later, girlfriend married some other English dude, and pictures of her from later in her life make her seem like any other old white lady. :(
I love the history, and I think that makes the kids dig it.
Oh, also, today my team teacher said that one of our kids asked her yesterday, "Is Miss MIKD a genius? She seems like she might be a genius." I still got it!