Then I created cut and paste activities for the kiddos to test what they learned from the video.
(Click on the image below to get your own copy from Google Docs)
We also discussed the various pets some of our past presidents have had... then the kidlets got to choose what pet they would have if they were President.
Here I am as President Sumens with my pet zebra on the white house lawn.
Do you want your own copy?
We also talked about the parts of the flag, made a national symbols book, and learned You're a Grand Old Flag for our end of the year program. Whew. It has been a busy week. With all of that and our report card testing, Treasures Unit, and fitting in MATH (I always teach money this week, it ties in NICELY with our study of presidents and symbols).
We watched this: (I know you are SHOCKED it is a Harry K video)
After the video we solved some riddles about coins and then played Kagan style with a quiz, quiz trade all about MONEY! The kids had a BLAST learning about money today and hopefully we have those coins down because my daughter and I cannot seem to get this song out of our heads.... haha.
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