Presidents' Day Ideas for the Classroom

There's a lot going on this week:  Valentine's Day and President's Day and all the fun that comes with them.
I've already shared lots of ideas for Valentine's Day ~ if you missed it you can read about it { here }

social studies unit for president's day
If you want a closer look at my president's pack you can see it 
here:  http://bit.ly/2l3U7V7

As you can see there a lot of things to cover!  It's a great time to incorporate informational text and talk to your younger students about the differences between fiction and non fiction.

I like to use this when I teach on that concept:  It includes a fun headbandz game on the text features that my kids LOVE!!


My team teacher and I made these cute Abe handprints a few years back, it's easy especially if you have parent helpers.

abe lincoln handprint craft, craft

My president pack has lots of skills covered in it, from writing to math to art.  Here's a closer look:

presidents day poem



presidents day craftivity

I love these crafts because their hats have pages in them.  The George Washington's craft has writing under his chin and true/false pages in his hat.  While the Abe Lincoln craft has writing pages in his hat.

There are several math skill pages - skip counting, color by number, comparing numbers, etc.  
There are also sight words pages, sight word mini books, poetry and fact sorts.

president's day pack

Have your students do a coin rub of the presidents and learn about which coins/bills they are on:




Here are some great books to read this week as well:


It might also be fun to do a coin rub - hand out pennies and quarters and have them put them under a piece of paper and rub a crayon over them.  They will end with a neat coin rub for each president.

If you want to grab this coin rub as a freebie - get it here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-3YVoC8npRuTUxVWXNHenVHQkE/view?usp=sharing


I hope I've given you some ideas for Presidents' Day and you enjoy your week with your students!

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