1-2-3 Do A Patriotic "Craftivity" With Me.
Need something quick and easy for President's Week? I have 2 patriotic star templates that I think your students will enjoy.
One is generic so you can use it for any patriotic holiday, or Constitution Day etc. The other is perfect for President's Day/week. Both have writing prompts on the back.
Students rip and tear strips of red, white and blue construction paper and glue the pieces to their star, trimming around the edges when they've completed it.
For the President's Day star, they take it a step farther and collage it with whatever pictures and words they choose from the sample template.
Students complete the writing prompt of their choice, cut out the star, and glue it to the back of their collage.
Make it more personal, and add a bit of pizzazz, by having your students glue their class photo somewhere on the back as well.
Punch a hole in the top and suspend from the ceiling.
Click on the link to view/download the Patriotic Star.
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1-2-3 Come Study Lincoln and Washington With Me!
If you're still looking for some quick and easy activities for President's Day on Monday, you've come to the right place.
My Y5's loved making and wearing crowns, so I whipped off one that takes just a few minutes to put together. Run off the Lincoln & Washington template.
Students glue it to a sheet of red or blue construction paper and trim around the edges. Cut 3 inch wide red or blue construction paper strips the length of extra large construction paper.
Staple a strip and 1/2 together to make a quick headband. Students glue their Lincoln/Washington picture to the middle. Measure a strip to fit snuggly around the student and staple so that the picky points are on the outside. This way the band won't scratch or get caught in hair.
If you don't want to make a crown, this picture makes a nice poster. Hang and use as a writing prompt for students to write about which President they like the best and why.
Click on the link to view/download the President's Day crowns.
Another simple President's Day activity will help your students understand the concept of comparison and contrast.
Whenever I teach this form of writing, I always introduce it with a Venn Diagram.
I've included a Venn diagram so students can compare Lincoln to Washington, or Lincoln to Kennedy.
There's also a trivia sheet to help students think of ideas.
Click on the link to view/download President's Day Venn Diagrams.
Finally, I always liked to have a few Tabletop worksheets for students to do. Since some of my kiddo's were still struggling with upper and lowercase letter identification in February, I continued to play "I Spy!" games.
They are a quick and easy way to whole group assess, and students love doing them.
Simply run off the Lincoln and Washington templates.
Have a quiet child start the game by calling out a letter.
Children search for the letter and circle it. As soon as they've found it, they shoot their hand in the air.
A quick glance around the room will ascertain who knows their letters and who doesn't.
You can walk around glancing at papers, while children are searching for letters, to make sure they are circling the correct one.
Click on the link to view/download Lincoln and Washington "I Spy A Letter" worksheets.
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1-2-3 Come Make A Shape Booklet With Me
The Dollar Shapes Up is a fun, quick and easy way to review Common Core State Standards: L.K.2a, L.K.2b, RF.K.3c, L.1.2b, RF.1.1a, K.G.2
Show students a real dollar bill and ask them, "What shape is inside the center of the dollar? Who is the president that is pictured here?"
Tell them that they are going to help shape the dollar up, because the booklet that they will be working on, is all messed up.
The booklet includeds the hexagon, pentagon and octagon shapes. If you don't cover those, simply leave those pages out.
Students trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shape, circle the capital letters in the sentences and then add the end punctuation.
Children cut and glue the various shapes to their matching one in the booklet.
These shapes are all INSIDE the dollar. As an added activity, run through spatial directions by having students put a shape above, behind, beside, between, under etc. so that you are reviewing that Standard as well.
Click on the link to view/download The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader booklet.
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1-2-3 Come Make A Venn Diagram With Me!
Comparison and contrast is an important concept for children to understand. An easy way for them to visualize this and get their thoughts organized is through a Venn diagram.
Comparing and contrasting coins, will help your little ones remember them. By examinining and analyzing the similarities and differences, something will stick in their mind to help them differentiate.
I've made a coin Venn for each of the combinations of comparison. (i.e. penny with a nickel, penny with a dime and penny with a quarter etc.)
Students choose two coins, cut and glue them to their Venn diagram paper, so that they overlap a bit, and then write their results above the coins.
Click on the link to view/download the Coin Venn Diagrams.
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1-2-3 Build A Log Cabin With Me!
Are you looking for something quick and easy for President’s Day on Monday?
I designed several that I think your students will enjoy.
Since counting to 100 by 10’s is a standard, I wanted to design something with skip counting in mind, that would take the “same-old, same-old” out of having students keep reciting that sequence of numbers.
I decided to build Lincoln’s log cabin and number the logs. I’ve also included a template that counts by 5’s to 100 as well.
Simply run off whichever templates suit your needs, on light and dark brown construction paper.
You can review rectangles and triangles with your students as both shapes are represented.
Students cut out their pieces and glue them to a sheet of blue or green construction paper.
To add a bit more pizzazz, give each student a penny, and have them stick it inside the doorway, so that when they open the flap, President Lincoln can greet them.
Click on the link to view/download Lincoln’s Skip Counted Log Cabin.
I hope you can pop back tomorrow for another idea for President’s Day.
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