Like many grade-schoolers, my Trans-Kindergartner has off today for Presidents’ Day. Today was one of the few days off that didn’t get taken away because of snow/Sandy make up days. With that said, we plan to do a few activities in honor of our Presidents.
Even though he’s come home telling me stories about our presidents every day for the past few weeks, I have to really wonder if my 5-year-old is actually absorbing the lessons he’s being taught. And because I’m big on enrichment activities at home to continue the conversations started at school, I love referring to PInterest. Like so many others, Pinterest is an invaluable resource for non-teacher parents. So, while many of you are pinning recipes and fabulous crafts, (I do that too), I’m usually pinning grade-appropriate lessons for my kids.
So here are just a few President’s Day activities that I have bookmarked for our day today.
This is a link to a collection of President’s Day activities. I like that it includes past presidents like Washington and Lincoln, but it also includes an activity featuring our current presidents. I haven’t seen too many of those, which, to me, makes it worth the $5.00 fee. Source: Teacher’s Notebook
This is a fun-looking sight reading book, but this features Washington, making it timely for today’s holiday. The word, “he” looks like the main word, so it’s perfect for early readers. This activity book is $.90. Source: Teachers Pay Teachers via Maria Manore.
This will be the main activity for us while the baby naps later today. Biggie is all about these mini books because he gets to color, cut and construct. Best part? It’s free, well other than the ink and supplies. Thank you, Ready, Set Read for this wonderful, free resource!
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