Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Presidents' Day!

Wow, I just survived Day 100 and Valentine's Day on the same day.  (We had a blast, but boy, am I run down!)

Monday is Presidents Day!  I plan on spending most of next week celebrating our presidents as well as our country.

If you've been following my blog, you know I have a strong sense of patriotism, and feel children should take pride in their country.  I also love teaching social studies, and mapping skills.

Here's a freebie I made that includes 2 Fact mini-books on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  It also has a mapping activity on finding places related to these presidents. (Click image for freebie.)


Here's another freebie to review the difference between most of the patriotic holidays we have through the year:  Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Constitution Day and Veterans Day.  I don't know about you, but my little second graders struggle to remember which one is which!

Looking for more Presidents' Day freebies?  I have plenty of Presidents' Day stuff on my February Pinterest board, and most of it is free!  Click HERE to see my February Pinterest board.

Looking for some books to read?  Here are some fun ones:



This is a lengthier, paid version of the presidential mini-books.  It includes everything the freebie includes, plus a mini book on President Obama, several compare and contrast activities comparing the different presidents.  I do like to include the president in office now when I talk about presidents! There are also 2 games to practice word work, a graphing activity, a mapping activity, and an opinion writing activity. Click the image for the link!


If you have the day off, have a great one!  (Be sure to thank George and Abe for the day off!)
In my district, the kids have the day off, but the teachers have workshops.  It's not too bad, though, since we have a whole week of the next week!


3 comments:

  1. What wonderful freebies - thanks for sharing!

    So You Want to be President is one of my favorite books and definitely a must-read for next week!

    Sorry you don't have Monday off - but at least the kiddos will return well-rested and ready-to-go on Tuesday (at least in theory! hah )

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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    1. Glad you like the freebies! I did find out I can wear jeans on Monday. That's almost like a day off!

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  2. These little mini books ROCK!! What a great freebie! Thanks for linking up!

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