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“I Spy” Scorecard2013 Presidential Inauguration
Created by The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance
On Monday, January 21, 2013, watch the presidential inauguration on television or the Internet, at home or in your classroom, and see if you can “I SPY” these people and places! Check them off your list one at a time!
The President and His Family
President Barack Obama
is beginning his second term as president of the UnitedStates of America. A few things you may not know about President Obama: his favoriteartist is Pablo Picasso; he is left-handed—the sixth post-war president to be left-handed;he has read every Harry Potter book; he collects Spider Man and Conan the Barbariancomics; and he was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball. Healso wrote a book for kids that you can find at the library—
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.
First Lady Michelle Obama
promotes children’s health and fitness all across America.Mrs. Obama is a lawyer by profession. As First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched
— a campaign to bring together community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses,moms and dads in a nationwide effort to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity.The
campaign has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemicof childhood obesity within a generation.
Malia Ann and Natasha Obama
are the children of the presidentand the first lady. Malia will be fifteen years old on July 4th, andSasha will be twelve on June 10th this year. Sasha is the youngest presidential child to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr.Malia and Sasha have a pet Portuguese Water Dog named "Bo" whowill not be attending the inaugural ceremonies! Before his firstinauguration, President Obama wrote a letter to Malia and Sashasharing his dreams and hopes for them and all children in America.He wants his daughters and every American child "to grow up in aworld with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyondyour reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world.”
is the mother of First Lady Michelle Obama and lives in the WhiteHouse with the president’s family. She is the White House grandma! She is the firstlive-in White House grandmother since Elvira Doud (Mamie Eisenhower’s mother)resided there during the Eisenhower administration.
Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng
maternal half-sister of President Obama. She was previously a high school history teacher and is now a university professor. She is alsothe author of a book for children titled
Ladder to the Moon
Craig Malcolm Robinson
is the older brother of First Lady Michelle Obama. He was previously the head basketball coach at Brown University and now is the head basketball coach at Oregon State University. He is also the author of a book for adults.