Thursday, 27 January 2011


For the first couple weeks of January, the website CurrClick had a "Winter Whisper" sale.  This was a non-advertised (other than by word of mouth) sale with several featured items available for download at no cost.  One of the items Alisdair and I wanted to try were the "Remember Me Pockets" for each month from Fortunately For You Books.  For the duration of the sale, (which is now over),  the January materials were free.

The description of this product, on the Currclick website, is as follows:

"Believing that God can use any event or person to teach us something, "Fortunately For You Books" has created a new "Remember Me Pockets" line for special remembrances all through the month.  Some of the activities will be fun, some are historical and more reflective.  The "Remember Me Pocket for January" uses all of the formats designed by FFYB for assessments.  Authors who celebrate their birthdays in January are given a pocket of their own.  Other pockets include "Remember Me Weekly," and "Remember Me Daily."  Even children who have their birthday in January have a special place in a pocket.  This month's observances include:


A. A. Mile (Winnie the Pooh) - Highlighted
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit) - Highlighted
Charles Perrault (Sleeping Beauty) - Highlighted
Michael Bond (Paddington Bear)
Jack London (Call of the Wild)
Thornton Burgess (The Adventures of Peter Cottontail)
Edgar Allen Poe (Poetry)
Phyllis Naylor (Shiloh)
Lewis Carroll (The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland)


Jackie Robinson
Betsy Ross
George Washington Carver
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Paine
Sir Isaac Newton
Paul Jackson Pollack
Wolfgang Mozart


National Oatmeal Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Letter Writing Week
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
Holocaust Memorial Day
Toffee Day
Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
Remembering Roe vs. Wade Day
National Bird Day
National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day
Natioional Pie Day
National Trivia Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

From the above description, I was a bit confused about what this product actually was.  They take two pieces of cardstock and cut, glue and label them to make a pocket.  Then the other items, created for the various activities, are stored inside.  Perhaps we can showcase some of the the specific activities, in another post, to give more clarity on this product.

We have already covered the activities for the authors A. A. Milen, J. R. R. Tolkien and Charles Perrault; and those for National Oatmeal Month, National Hot Tea Month, and National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week.  We have enjoyed putting our pockets together, thus far, and have learned a wide variety of things.  It's unfortunate that we didn't download this at the beginning of the month as now we are playing "catch up" with only five days left to complete the rest of the items.  We haven't decided yet if we will order the Remember Me Pockets for the remainder of the year.  One month at a time...

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