Second Grade Nest: President's Day Lesson Plans

Thursday, February 7, 2013

President's Day Lesson Plans

President's Day is coming up and starting on Monday, I am doing a two week unit on presidents! I will cover presidential research, biographical lessons, and generic learning about presidents. We did a lot of president occupation lessons around the election, but I'd love to bring it back in and reteach this during President's Day time! 

So this blog is all about the next two weeks and what I'll be doing! 

Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE
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So, let me explain to you a FUN website I found while searching for lesson ideas today. My kids are going to go to our open library next week and do this individually on our mobile laptops! 

Check out The Democracy Project at PBS Kids! 

Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE
Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE
They go through the hours and tasks throughout a president's day! 

Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

Presidents Day free online project- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

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Another President's Day activity I will be doing is tying their Word Work and phonics/spelling activities into it. One activity will be a Making Words FREEBIE that is at my TPT Store! 


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Another VALUABLE website is ReadWorks.
You do have to register for this, but it is FREE! 

Presidents Day free reading passages- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

Each are tiered towards grade level. K-2 has about 3/4 a piece, then 4th grade and on has 5+ resources for each grade level. 

Presidents Day free reading passages- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE
Here is a sample. I clicked on 'President's Day' and was taken to a reading passage (with Lexile level included). 

Presidents Day free reading passages- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE
The passage ALSO included comprehension questions, which is my number one focus in my second grade classroom!! 
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During my lesson planning, I am going to write in all of these pieces into my literacy centers.
A craft will go in one center, books and printables into another, flip flap facts into a third, and a reading center using these mini books and foldable books.

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Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE   Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

All of these pieces are included in my Presidents Day Unit.


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And as my final activity for the week, we will be creating a flip book craft to finish up our Presidents Day unit. It includes a reading passage, comprehension questions, sorting activities, and a writing piece.

Presidents Day flip book- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE   Presidents Day flip book- Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

 Presidents Flip Book

 Thanks for reading! I hope these ideas help with your Presidents Day planning, too! 

Presidents Day Lessons and Activities- with a link to a literacy center FREEBIE

5 comments:

  1. Aw! How cool! Glad you like your President's Day packet. Hope you enjoy!

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  2. Your unit looks so good! Thank you for sharing, I love teaching President's week!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  3. Awesome website resources and freebie resource for President's Day! Thanks for sharing!! Love your blog!

    Annette
    Celebrate Second Grade

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