President’s Week Day #1
We had to be in school today to make up a snow day–so what better way to celebrate than with President’s themed activities! 🙂
This is REALLY a stretch, but when I was trying to come up with a Big Book to read for this week, I had so much trouble! Finally, I settled on Silly Sally by Audrey Wood–my tie in?? Abraham Lincoln’s step mother was named Sally, but they called her Sarah—see I told you it was a stretch! 🙂
Anyway, we took a picture walk through the story and then I read it aloud to the children.
We started a new Predictable Chart, “Silly Sally can…” and the children finished the sentence.
During our math/science time, we did an experiment that lasted about 30 minutes and since it covered both topics I didn’t mind.
I gave each of the students a water dropper, penny, paper towel, a cup of water, and a recording sheet. The students needed to see how many drops of water would stay on the top of the penny before it spilled over. They then recorded that on their pennydroppersheet. They got to try 6 times and try to beat their previous record. It was fun:
They did really well and wanted to keep going! 🙂
We also took a look at a poster I got with my Scholastic News that showed all the Presidents, and they were WAY into that! I had several requests to leave it up for the rest of the year so that they could see the pictures and write the President’s names. We also looked at several older Time for Kids and Scholastic News’ that I had from previous years and the kids ate that up as well.
It was a really productive day today! 😉 Considering only 18 of my 26 were here today! 🙂 The flu is going around! Yeah! 😦