This engaging unit for Presidents' Day contains the following activities:
1. Books List:
The first couple of pages have 8 books that can be easily found on the internet with Scholastic or Amazon.
2. ABC Order:
There are 12 Liberty Bell cards and some have ABC order to the second letter. This is a good opportunity to introduce this skill. The cards that are to the second letter could easily be pulled out and just have the students do the ones that are to the first letter only.
3. Making Words:
Use the letters “Presidents' Day” to make new words. Cut out the letter cards on the sheet and rearrange to make new words. There are 25 spaces to write new words in and they can work in small groups/teams to get those 25 words together.
4. Presidents’ Day Word Search:
There are 15 words to search for that are related to Presidents’ Day. There is also a word search key for the teacher that has all the words highlighted if a students need help.
5. Presidents’ Day Fun Facts Cards:
In this unit there are 44 Presidents’ Day cards that have fun facts about each President on them for the students to enjoy. You can use these to play “Which President Is It”? by getting the students into a small group. One card is chosen and gives the fun facts
and the others have to guess which President it is. (For example; do you know who had a pet alligator as President?) If you want to print these in greyscale please remember to change the printer settings on your printer.
6. Presidents' Syllable Sort:
There are 19 words associated with Presidents and sorting cards to place the words under. There is a recording sheet to enter the words into after completing the sort.
7. Washington Quarter and Lincoln Penny Toss:
Toss the quarter/penny up and record on the recording sheet how many times it lands on “heads” or “Tails”. After doing 20 tosses write down how many times it landed on both “heads and “tails”. Compare the two coins to see which one landed on "heads" or "tails" the most.
8. Presidents’ Day Facts and Graphic Organizer:
There are 12 fact cards for each President to use with the graphic organizer. Use the fact cards and cut out the ones you want to use to glue into the graphic organizer. Option 2: Write the facts into the graphic organizer.
9. Presidents” Day Writing:
Using the graphic organizer, use the facts to begin writing what you have learned about each president onto the presidential writing paper.
10. Edible Lincoln’s Log Cabin:
The instructions are included as to the materials you will need to create the cabin and a picture of what it looks like when it is finished.
11. Washington Cherry Tree:
The instructions are included as to the materials and how the Cherry Tree is created by just using the side of your hand and your thumb.
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