Presidents Day Activities | Math and Literacy

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Fill your February centers with this collection of eight cross-curricular games and activities to support your content area teaching for Presidents Day. The resources will reinforce vocabulary and content while supporting first and second grade language arts and math standards.

Cross-curricular teaching will help your students learn and retain more as they make connections. Teaching this way will also save you TIME as you address multiple content area objectives simultaneously!

Please download the preview for a detailed list of the contents and a free White House roll and add activity!

Here's what's included in this resource:

* Counting with Mr. President, a 120 chart board game for moving up and moving back on the chart to add and subtract

* White House Roll and Circle, a game for addition facts with sums of 2 through 12

* Shopping for Words, an addition activity. Letters are assigned values and students add to determine the total value of each word.

* Counting by Fives puzzle page to assemble in order

* Presidents Day Four in a Row vocabulary game

* Eight riddle cards for presidential words, like voting, leader, United States of America, February, and voting.

* Making Words for Presidents Day, differentiated at two levels, plus an independent or small group activity for sorting the words by spelling pattern

* Vocabulary cards, for matching / memory games or for use with the included alphabetical order page as a center activity

The Presidents Day vocabulary words for this resource are Washington, Lincoln, president, elect, vote, celebrate, February, leader, and United States.

Are you looking for more math resources for your Presidents Day teaching? Take a look at this set of 120 chart games and printable worksheets!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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