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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tour the White Hose...Interactive Style!

WE SURVIVED ELECTION DAY WITH OUR is your heart still racing as you watch the counts and who is taking each state?

As many, we did many election related activities.  First, we wrote about what we would do if we were President.  I WAS SO PROUD, as would be Mr and First Lady Obama if they would have seen my Multi-agers answers to this prompt!  THEY EVEN USED SEQUENCING/TEMPORAL WORDS!!! WAY TO GO MULTI's!  


We also went on an interactive tour of the White House!  Ok, so my students (and I) wanted to take a tour of every room wish upon a Presidential Star that someday we would get a personal invite to tour!  Here is the link:   Inside the White House    (click on Interactive Tour)   My students enjoyed seeing the kitchen...noting this was right before lunch!  The also were all smiles when they saw the movie theater and bowling alley!  They could not believe the President is so blessed to have all of this!

 Here are some random facts for you: (compliments of the site)
  • There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the Residence. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators.
  • At various times in history, the White House has been known as the "President's Palace," the "President's House," and the "Executive Mansion." President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
  • Presidential Firsts while in office... President James Polk (1845-49) was the first President to have his photograph taken... President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09) was not only the first President to ride in an automobile, but also the first President to travel outside the country when he visited Panama... President Franklin Roosevelt (1933-45) was the first President to ride in an airplane.
  • The White House kitchen is able to serve dinner to as many as 140 guests and hors d'oeuvres to more than 1,000.
  • The White House requires 570 gallons of paint to cover its outside surface.
Make sure to get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzs tonight...tomorrow might bring another day of.....!!!



Nancy VandenBerge said...

Oooooo! I can't wait to check out the white House!! thanks for the link!

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

You're welcome, Nancy!