Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Plenty of president fun!

Well, after last week, we're definitely looking forward to this week!  Two sick teachers + sick husbands + sick kiddos doesn't equal fun!  With both households on the mend, we're back and ready to blog!
American presidents has been a main focus in our classrooms this month.  We began this month by introducing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  We read several books about both presidents, incorporated activities from our FREE President's Day Mini Unit, and each of our first graders made their own George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  
You can read more about this art project {HERE}

This week and next we'll focus on Presidents' Day and other important presidents.  Presidents' Day and Celebrating Presidents' Day (see below) are two WONDERFUL books that introduce the holiday and introduce other important presidents as well.



Our kiddos will also put together our Pocket Guide to Presidents which can also be found in our President's Day Mini Unit .  We like to print this with two pages per sheet, which actually prints four booklet pages on one sheet.  It makes it more "pocket sized" plus we save a little paper too!  

Need help printing more than one page per sheet? If you're using a Mac, just go to layout and select two pages per sheet.


We also love to take our first graders on a little tour of the White House by visiting the White House website and taking an interactive tour! 


Finally, one of our favorite ways to end this unit is to have our first graders complete a "When I Become President" writing activity.  This can also be found in our FREE President's Day Mini Unit.  We just love their cute little drawings of themselves as a president!

We'd love to hear how you celebrate Presidents' Day in your classrooms!
Have a fantastic week!



5 comments:

Tamra Sarah said...

We love the writing template, 'When I Become President'! It is so fun to see what the kids say and it makes a great class book to enjoy for the rest of the year! We also make a George and Abe head and sort their facts around them. We've posted the facts as a freebie - check it out and see if it might be a good addition to your George and Abe craft!

:) Tamra and Sarah @ First Grade Buddies

First Grade Fanatics said...

Great ideas Tamra and Sarah. We're off to visit your blog and check it out!

Barbara said...

I can't download it without a password! :(

Kelly said...

Glad everyone is on the mend. I love that you made your book easy to print and save paper. We have to watch our paper usage at my school, so I really appreciate it!
Kelly
I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

fajrih said...

wow great idea... president fun

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