Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Presidents' Day Fun in 2nd Grade!

With Valentin's Day and Presidents' Day around the corner, there are so many thematic activities you can do with your students that integrate math and literacy!
 I can't let a Presidents' Day go by without a literacy tribute to one of America's greatest presidents... 
Abraham Lincoln! 

My second graders read some books about Abraham Lincoln, as well as an online quick video for kids. We learned that Honest Abe kept important papers, like speeches and letters, in his tall hat. 

After reading about Abe Lincoln, we discussed and wrote about what we would keep under our hats! Students wrote a paragraph, making sure to have a strong starter sentence, about what they would keep in their hat and reasons why. My students did a fantastic job and loved the writing prompt!

Several years ago, I worked with an amazing second grade teacher who did a similar activity with her students. Since seeing her cute bulletin board, I have done the same activity with my second graders. I would love to pass on the activity to you as a faithful Facebook follower freebie! I do hope you enjoy making this craftivity with your students! 

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How do you celebrate Presidents' Day?


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