Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Presidential Parade and a Freebie!

After a four day weekend I was ready to get back to see my owlets today. Of course, I had an extra reason for being excited to see them. They had a special assignment over our mid-winter break. I gave them a piece of poster board with a hole cut out for their faces and asked them to turn it into a presidential costume. They all wanted to become George or Abe, so I had to limit their choices to any president but the very popular Washington and Lincoln. Here are some of our past presidents in action...

...and some close ups...
 I'd like to introduce Thomas Jefferson and Dwight D. Eisenhower!

Can you find Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, James Madison and Franklin D.?

Do you have a way to get your kids to read more? I don't give much homework, but I would love to get my young readers to read more.I have been searching for a good organized way to get my kids to do more reading at home. I finally gave up and created my own packet of materials that I introduced to my students today. They were pretty excited about hanging up paper backpacks in the hall to show how many books first graders can read. I'll let you know how it works. Maybe it is something you can use too! Click HERE if you want to give it a try. 


  1. It looks liked your kiddos had a blast. Great ideas!
    I'm your newest follower, drop by=)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  2. What a great lesson, Jenny! By the way, Arnie The Doughnut is one of my fav characters! Thanks for sharing the backpack reading idea; my kinders take home a Splat the Cat animal with one of his books, every two weeks. We've assembled quite a journal for Splat this year!


  3. Super cute!!!! I love the Presidential Parade! :)

  4. You've got some cute presidents!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  5. I love the presidential parade! That turned out soooo cute! Thank you for sharing. I just posted what my students did for President's Day on my blog. I will have to keep your activity in mind for next year!

    Melissa DePriest
    First Grade Cubbie

  6. How cute are your presidents. I have never seen that before. What a great idea. I just might have to do that with my first grade next year. Your newest followers.
    Kristy and Misty


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