Wednesday, February 19, 2014

President's Day ... Week

This week in Social Studies we are talking all about Presidents!

Monday we talked about Abraham Lincoln and the kids did different Lincoln activities in their stations. In the morning we watched the brainpop on Lincoln and the kids wrote about him in reading and writing stations that afternoon.

Oops! Got caught taking a picture!

Tracing and cutting out different parts to make Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln's timeline!

Abraham Lincoln: he was assassinated. He was the 16th president. John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. He was born February 12. He was born in a log cabin. His parents were farmers. He did not go to school.
Abraham Lincoln was in the United States. He was assassinated. He lived in a log house. He was born February fourteenth. 

All our cute little Lincoln's in their stove pipe hats!

Tuesday, we talked about Barack Obama. The kids wrote what they learned about him on a "Did you know ..." paper and made their own portraits of him.

Portrait of President Obama
Wednesday, we reviewed Lincoln and Obama and the kids wrote what they would do if they were president.

If I were President, I would ...

Sorting real words and non-sense words

Making words

The new favorite game ... Balloon Pop!

Thursday, when we had early release, a group of us played Balloon Pop ... I worked so hard to read my sneaky "e" words then got a bang card!

Friday was all about Washington! We talked about some of the things we knew about him from when we learned about him back in January. They kids made Washington monuments and wrote what they knew about Washington, then we folded them up and glued them together.
Washington Monument writings about President Washington

The remembered SO much about these 3 Presidents! They could tell me around 10 facts for each President!

At the end of the week, they had three different activities for each of the Presidents.

Math stations were patriotic themed, too. The kids put numbers in order counting by 5's to 100, sorted quarters and pennies onto tri hats and stove pipe hats, graphed Washington symbols (cherry trees, tri hats and quarters) and matched nickels with their amounts.