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The Poppins Book Nook theme for this month was presidents. I asked Hailey which president she wanted to learn more about and she picked George Washington.
So, we read “Who Was George Washington?” by Roberta Edwards. This book is full of information and was so interesting to read! Both of us learned a lot about George Washington.
When we finished the book, we made a George Washington wig. I put a paper bag on Hailey’s head and cut the bag and stapled it the right size. Then glued cotton balls all over the bag.
Hailey wrote a speech, pretending that she was George Washington telling all about his life.
Side view of George Washington
Of course, Hunter had to be in on the fun and wanted to pretend to be George Washington.
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Since it was President’s Day, Hailey did some activities about George Washington. She made this book about George Washington, we read a lot information about him and she answered some questions about what we read. Then Hailey made this Craftivity I found at A Cupcake for the Teacher. I changed ours a little bit by using cotton for his hair, but it’s the same basic idea.
Hailey had a lot of fun making this.
We had also talked about Abraham Lincoln so we reviewed a little about what we had learned about him.
Then we made a Venn Diagram about the two presidents.
Hailey also made this paper about what she would do if she were the president. She wrote; “I would… help people get out of serious fights and tell my mom and dad all the secrets.”
Since president’s day is coming up Hailey has been learning about Abraham Lincoln. She made a book about Abraham Lincoln- she colored it, read it and answered questions at the end of it. We read a lot of information about Abraham Lincoln and talked quite a bit about him. Hailey wanted to know how many people were killed during the civil war, so we ended up on this Civil War Facts site learning more about the Civil War. We both really enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln.
Did you know that he used to keep things inside of his hat? I just learned that this week I saw this cute craftivity at A Cupcake for the Teacher and knew we had to do it. I just found her site a couple of weeks ago and I love her ideas!!
Hailey made this Abraham Lincoln (I used a file folder for his face, I have not been able to find construction paper that color). His hat has a flap on it that says “Lift Abraham Lincoln’s hat to see what Hailey would keep inside.”
Under the flap it says, “If I had Abraham Lincoln’s hat,_____” and then Hailey had to fill in what she would keep inside. She wrote, “I would keep my brother in Abraham Lincoln’s hat with some food.” Hahaha
We did a few activities today to celebrate Presidents Day.
First Hailey found an Abraham Lincoln mask in one of my Mailbox magazines that she wanted to make. I cut the middle out of a paper plate and then she painted it.
I cut out a hat and glued some popsicle sticks on. I used clothes pins hold everything together until the glue dried.
Next we made George Washington’s cherry tree. I traced Hailey’s arm and hand in pencil and then she painted inside the lines to make the tree. (I found this idea at Preschool Playbook.)
Painting the top green.
The finished cherry tree.
Next we made Abraham Lincoln’s house. Hailey glued some popsicle sticks on to make the house. (I also found this idea at Preschool Playbook.)
Abraham Lincoln’s finished house.
Then we did a little experiment to see if we could clean some pennies. Hailey mixed 1 tsp of salt with 1/4 cup of vinegar.
We found some dirty pennies.
As soon as Hailey dropped them into the mixture they started coming clean. It made a big difference!
Happy Presidents Day!