: Motivate and inspire your students as they celebrate Presidents' Day here in the United States. This is a 'Kids Connecting to Quotes" pack where each of the 7 quotes is from a President. This pack uses the same format as my Quote of the Week Pack, which can be found HERE
This quote activity is perfect for "Presidents' Day", which is actually why I made it, but it doesn't mention the holiday on the pack. It is simply titled Presidential Quotes, so you could really use it any time of the year you are studying US Presidents.
For this Presidential quote reflections pack, students are presented with 7 different quotes. For each quote, students read it, think about it, write what they think it means, and then they write how they can apply it to their life. This is a 2 page activity sheet, printing on the front and back if you choose to use all 7 quotes. You could just use the front if you are limited on time.
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I have also included all 7 quotes on an 8.5 x 11 (portrait view) sheet with a colorful background. You can project these as you discuss or even hang them on a bulletin board along with the activity sheets the kids complete. In addition, the posters are great to refer to for the last half of the year.
My thinking with this activity is for students to complete it individually and then come back to the group to discuss it with the class or a small group. Of course, you could have the kids partner up or work in small groups. Simply have them complete it however you would like.
There is no answer key because students are writing the meanings in their own words. As long as they can defend how they determined the meaning, then it should be correct.
I don't really see this as a graded activity, it's more to be used to build morale/character and provide something for your students to reflect on as they progress through the school year. Hopefully these quotes will give them something positive to think about. In addition, you can refer back to these quotes if needed.
For example, one of the quotes is “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”(by George Washington). Later on in the year, if a student is offering an excuse about something, such as not doing their homework, this might be a quote you bring up again to the class.
Be creative! Feel free to use these in your classroom however you would like.
Looking for more Presidents' Day activities? Check out these:
Interactive Notebook Passage and Questions
Full Page Passage and Questions
George Washington Passage
Abraham Lincoln Passage
Abraham Lincoln Fact Find
George Washington Fact Find
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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