We hope you all enjoyed your day off yesterday! To kick off this short week we have an adorable writing project for you from CKA Board member and kindergarten teacher extraordinaire, Kimberly DeMille. For President’s Day, she has her students create these books, which they fill with facts they’ve learned about each president.
Kimberly uses the book Abe Lincoln’s Hat to teach about Abraham Lincoln before her student’s create their own books.
A peek inside. Kimberly has generously shared with us a more open ended version of the writing template. [gview file=”https://californiakindergartenassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Abe-template.pdf”]
Here’s Lincoln from the front, with her instructions on how to make him:
Here are the steps the kids follow to make their book:
George Washington from the back:
and here’s an open ended writing template:
If you’re looking for other non-fiction books to support your President’s Day teaching, check out Star Spangled Books to Get Your Class in a Presidential Mood. Let Freedom Ring! Great Patriotic Books and Music will have you singing while you read – with instant downloads so there’s no wait. Looking to weave some math into your President’s Day studies? Patriotic Patterns are topical, fun and easy to prepare. We hope these tips will help you ring in President’s Day in style and that you all enjoy a well deserved day off!