President's Day and U.S. Symbols

 


We'll be learning all about Washington, Lincoln and Obama, Trump and now President Biden!  This is by far one of my favorite  units to teach! We will also learn about 10 of the most famous U.S. Symbols and we'll it all while integrating social studies with reading, writing, and math. There are REAL pictures in this unit, as well as clipart pictures. :)


This unit now includes President Biden!




President's Day and U.S. Symbols Unit

*UPDATED January 2021

(Now includes President Biden)

This President's Day and U.S. Symbols unit is a great unit to celebrate America {available in color and black/white} and is perfect for grades K-2!  
This unit includes:

*President Lincoln Poster

*President Washington Poster
*President Obama Poster 
*President Trump Poster
*President Biden Poster
*Tree Map
*Graphic Organizers
*President Application
*President Picture {___ for President}
*If I Were the President Writing
*Dear President_____
*U.S. Symbols book {includes 10 U.S. Symbols}
*U.S. Symbols Student Book
*Asking/Telling Literacy Center
*Hot Seat Vocabulary Game
*The Presidential Race {Graphing Math Center}
*Count Them Up! {Money Math Center}
*Class President {Tallying Math Center}
*Abe's Hat {Could be used as a writing center or whole group}
*President Washington Craft and Writing Activity
*President Lincoln Craft and Writing Activity
*President's Day Word Search


There's lots in this unit! So click [here] to check it out! 



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I thought it would also be great to introduce my students to Vice President Harris! Here's a freebie to do that...




Holidays Around the World Plans 2020

 





This bundle has 20 countries included
Countries and their corresponding holidays included are: 
  • Netherlands- Feast of Sinterklaas (Clog Craft)
  • Israel- Hanukkah (Dreidel Game)
  • Italy- Day of Epiphany (Broom Craft and Poem)
  • Mexico- Las Posadas (Poinsettia Craft)
  • England- Christmas (Stocking Crafts and Card Writing)
  • Germany- Christmas (Gingerbread Man Craft and Writing)
  • Australia- Christmas (Koala Craft and Writing)
  • Sweden- St. Lucia's Day (Candle Craft)
  • America- Kwanzaa (Bead Bracelet)
  • France- Christmas (Game)
  • Greenland- Christmas (Santa Craft and Letter)
  • India- Diwali (Lamp Craft and Writing)
  • Brazil- Christmas (Sandpaper Snowman)
  • South Africa- Christmas (Bead Christmas Tree)
  • China- Chinese New Year (Fireworks Painting)
  • Saudi Arabia- Eid al-Fitr (Lantern)
  • Russia- New Year's (Nesting Doll Craft)
  • Greece- Christmas (Sailboat Craft and Writing) 
  • United Arab Emirates- Ramadan (Moon and Star Craft)
  • America or Canada- Christmas (Christmas Eve Craft, Christmas (Rudolph Craft, Mad Lib, and Writing) *America/Canada is included in each pack





Something else I've wanted to do FOREVER is make informational slides for each countries that I teach about in Holidays Around the World. There is just not much information out there for so many of the countries/holidays. I have taken what I know and what I've researched/read and put the information in slides with graphics.  There are 20 countries included and 4 slides per country (1 slide with the country's flag and 3 slides with information). 


If you buy Holidays Around the World Bundle (1, 2, 3) you get the informational slides FOR FREE as a bonus! (You can also buy it as a stand-alone product)




I know you're spending your own money on this and I want you to make the most informed decision. Because of the updates I've made the past year, I feel like this product has everything we need to teach Holidays Around the World and not get sick of it each year (there are SO many options, guys!).  Want to know more? I've made this video to describe pretty much everything in the pack so you can see exactly what's included. If you purchase the NEW bundle, you get 20 countries instead of 13! 



If you own Holidays Around the World Bundle (Part 1 and 2), but you still want more countries, Part 3 is the stand-alone pack so you can still get 8 more countries!

  • Brazil- Christmas (Sandpaper Snowman)
  • South Africa- Christmas (Bead Christmas Tree)
  • China- Chinese New Year (Fireworks Painting)
  • Saudi Arabia- Eid al-Fitr (Lantern)
  • Russia- New Year's (Nesting Doll Craft)
  • Greece- Christmas (Sailboat Craft and Writing) 
  • United Arab Emirates- Ramadan (Moon and Star Craft)
  • America or Canada- Christmas (Ornament Watercolor) 

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Websites and Apps for K-1

I just wanted to share my favorite websites and apps with you for K, 1 (and even 2nd grade- actually..many of these I now use in my 6th grade classroom)! I'd love to do a series this summer where I highlight a few of these apps and websites and how I use them in my classroom! That is wishful thinking. I'll first share with you this download and you can explore these websites/apps on your own and hopefully I'll be back to show you how you can implement in your classroom and/or into your distance learning.



You can click HERE to download this list for FREE!



Have a great week!

Small Groups Reading Instruction (AKA Guided Reading)

So you've got your guided reading books and you read the book with your group. Now WHAT?  Do you need some games and activities to target certain reading skills? I've got you covered for grades K-3.  Each pack comes with over 50 games, activities, graphic organizers, and teaching tools. There are games and activities for comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and phonics.






Here are a few items included (remember there are OVER 50). 











I am a first grade teacher, but I use everything in the 2nd grade pack as well because I had some really high readers this year! Some of the items overlap with K/1, so please be aware of that. 








I had one of my favorite teacher-friends Brittany help me create a pack that is perfect for 3rd graders. I use this pack with my highest readers and it's helped me teach skills to them that I would not have even thought to teach (#firstgradeteacherforlife). The games that help reinforce the skills are fun, effective and the students love them! 



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