Tomorrow we will be doing a variety of activities; playing games from the time period, doing map study and map games, working on our time lines, and making silly putty, among other things!
Did you know that silly putty is something you can make in your own kitchen! Here's a little silly putty trivia:
During World War II, Japan invaded numerous rubber-producing countries, cutting the United States off from the rubber supplies it needed to manufacture truck tires and boots. So the War Production Board asked American companies to develop a synthetic rubber. James Wright, an General Electric engineer, invented a gooey, bouncy substance. He didn't see a use for it, but marketing whiz Peter Hodgson thought it would make a great toy. He was right. When Hodgson introduced it to American kids it was an instant hit.Well making silly putty will be a first for us. There's one more thing that we set out for another interesting first for the kids: Spam!
Many soldiers lived on it. We'll see how the kids like it! "Grin"