February 17, 2013

Presidents' Day FUN and DONE

My class has become Presidents this week.
We are learning all about Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
 We have also begun to learn about US symbols.
Here are my Presidents' Day Lesson plans we started this past week and will continue on when we return to school. (We have this upcoming week off!)
 Here is an example of what we did on Wednesday when we learned about President Lincoln.
I also made TONS pf printables and activities to expand our learning even more. 
There is a reader, lots of labeling sheets, writing templates, and more!
 
 I use these printables on week 2... so they are prepped and ready in my classroom!

I doubled the size of this unit from last year, so you can go under "my purchases" on TpT to re-download it for all the extra goodies free! Here is the TpT link and here is the TN link.

They funny and memorable events of the week include:
My kids LOVE knowing which pictures of the presidents are drawn and which are photos. They can't image NOT having a camera to take a picture with!
They were equally obsessed with why Lincoln had a beard, but not a mustache. That bothered them a lot this year... but I still can't figure out why!
They struggle with Jefferson as a Presidents, but remember Monticello as his home. I use this to help them recognize the nickle. 
They LOVED Roosevelt's glasses and mustache! They thought he was super cool as a hunter too!
They thought Washington's white hair and false teeth were odd. 
And my girls can't figure out why there hasn't been a girl president yet. (Go for it girls!)

Yes, weeks like this are exactly WHY I teach K and love every minute of it!

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

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3 comments:

  1. Mary, I love your units and use them on a daily basis. As this is my first year teaching K I am so not used to the wigglyness and activness of my students. Do you have any units on appropriate school behavior and following the rules? I haven't seen one in your TPT store, but maybe I am missing it. My little ones haven't even been to Pre-K before and I took over the class in the middle of the year so they have learned some very bad habits and have not learned to sit, or walk appropriately for even a brief period of time.

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  2. Mary, I love your units and use them on a daily basis. As this is my first year teaching K I am so not used to the wigglyness and activness of my students. Do you have any units on appropriate school behavior and following the rules? I haven't seen one in your TPT store, but maybe I am missing it. My little ones haven't even been to Pre-K before and I took over the class in the middle of the year so they have learned some very bad habits and have not learned to sit, or walk appropriately for even a brief period of time.

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  3. WOW- this is a great set set of activities for Presidents' Day. Thanks for sharing-

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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