I have said it a couple times before, but man is this month FULL of things to be teaching our little ones. I know many have had ALOT of snow days which makes it even harder to get everything in that they need to.
With President’s Day coming up, I wanted to share with you a little peek inside my President’s Day unit.
This pack is structured like all my other themed units and also includes a bonus patriotic heart craft.
Seeing what the kids write using these writing prompts is always so fun. These prompts/pages allow students to use their imaginations and get as creative as they want.
All my units contain various graphic organizers for you to use to help build schema for your unit. I feel it is necessary to continue supplying these types of organizers to my students in order to help with comprehension of information they are being presented. If we continue to offer these types of resources it will lead to them being able to independently use these skills on their own while reading and learning, which will lead to better comprehension of text and information.
An activity I have been adding to all my units is a one page reading comprehension passage. It includes 3 comprehension questions on the bottom for students to answer. All answers can be found within the text. You can have students color code the information they found to answer the question with the question in order to encourage students to make sure their answer is correct. One is provided for both Washington and Lincoln.
One of my favorite activities I include in my units is a labeling activity. Various options are provided to allow for differentiation within the classroom. A colored and black and white poster for both Washington and Lincoln is provided to discuss the parts of as a whole group and to then display during your unit. 3 differentiated student labeling activities are also provided for each president: one cut-and-paste activity, one fill-it-in using the word bank, and one fill-it-in with no word bank.
This unit also includes some fact sheets students can fill in. The information needing to be filled in can be learned using the reader included in the pack, but there are many sources to find the information as well.
Students will also love the colorful, vibrant, real life pictures in the classroom “big” book. They will be able to follow along with the black and white student reader. They will love having their very own book, just like the teacher :)
The pack also consists of directions and materials to make this Patriotic Heart craft (this craft takes some time and needs a lot of attention to detail so make sure your students are able to follow directions well.)
Looking for more President’s Day resources and cute ideas? Check out my President’s Day board on Pinterest.To find my unit in my store, you can click on any of the pictures in the post or you can find it by clicking HERE.
I hope you were able to find some ideas that you can use to help teach your student’s about President’s Day. Have a good week friends and stay warm wherever you may be reading from. :)