Friday, February 17, 2012

Presidents' Day

Hi teacher friends!  Wow!  What a busy week in kindergarten.  We made it through Valentine's Day on Tuesday.   I was so proud of the kinder kids.  They were great during our class  party.  They used their manners and I heard lots of "please" and "thank you" during the party.  Our class had a great turn out for the party.  With 21 students, 17 had a parent or grandparent attend the party.  It means so much to the kids when a family member can attend one of the class parties.



We have been learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in our C Scope Social Studies lessons.  Here are a few pictures of what we have been working on.



We completed the George Washington and Abraham Lincoln projects from TLC. These two projects are from TLC's Winter book. We love TLC projects in kindergarten! 




We completed these two directed drawing projects. I found the idea for the directed drawings from two great resources: the Kinder Korner website(www.kinderkorner.com) and Mrs. Jump's America Unit(http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com ).



We read  George Washington and the General's Dog.  The kids loved this book.  We used it to help us complete one of our morning messages. We also read Abe Lincoln's Hat.  The kids were fascinated with the story of President Lincoln and how he kept important papers in his hat.



How tall are you?


This fantastic idea is from Doodle Bugs Teaching (http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com) and The Art of Teaching: A Kindergarten Blog (http://theartofteachingut.blogspot.com) posted about this activity.  I wanted to try this with my class.  Here is our version.  One of my co-workers created this for us.  I measured each kindergarten student next to the life-size Lincoln and I took each child's picture for our end of the year memory book. 

More pictures of our Presidents' Day centers to come. 

Hope everyone has a great three day weekend.  :)









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  1. How cute! Love your President's Day activities! :) We do CScope also! Have a great weekend!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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