President’s Day lines up PERFECTLY with our curriculum. It’s not every day that a holiday is included in our standards. We spent some time on both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Here is a peak at our Presidents’ Day activities!
We started off with reading several non-fiction books throughout the week about Abraham Lincoln and created a timeline to map his life. Timelines are a great visual for my students and really tie in with our social studies standards. The students love to refer back to them throughout the week, too!
We created our own little Abraham Lincoln and recorded 3 facts that we had learned about him. We made his hat into a little flip book of facts!
It just warms my heart with my little friends take what we are learning and apply it on their own during their writing station time. This friend definitely got some praise! Isn’t that the most precious picture of Lincoln, too?
We then moved on to George Washington. We started with books and a timeline again.
We posted our timeline in our classroom and referred back to it often.
We ended our week with creating a little book about George Washington. The kids were AWESOME at helping fill in the blanks and recalling facts about him. We love placing these books in our book tubs so that we can re-read them during independent reading time, too!
All of the presidents’ day activities we used were from this little unit I made. If you need an anchor chart idea, check out the last one on THIS POST. Finally, if you want some engaging and efficient activities all in one place, check out these flip books…
My students love them! I love them because I get to integrate reading, writing, and social studies all in one place.
What were you up to for President’s Day? Does your curriculum allow you to teach about Abe and George or do you have to just skim over them?