Saturday, March 3, 2012


We enjoyed lots of patriotic fun this week!  We learned about presidents, US symbols, and money!
The students are following directions to paint a bald eagle.

Adding numbers using a number line.

Monumental Measuring!
Directed drawings of 2 famous presidents.  Do you recognize them?

Found this cute idea from Step into Second Grade.

We made this cute Abraham Lincoln after reading Abe Lincoln's Hat and Just Like Abraham Lincoln.

The students added notes inside their Lincoln's hat.

I will practice karate everyday!
We learned about the Liberty Bell! 

After reading several non-fiction stories about Washington and Lincoln the children read facts to complete the Venn diagram.
The students used the Venn diagram to complete this writing activity.

Some of our favorite books!

We played Collecting Coins!

We are feeling for coins with our feely fingers.

We are buying U.S. symbols.  Each child makes two patriotic symbol puzzles by buying the pieces using the money spinner.  It's not a good picture :(
My son, Alexander, visited the class on Friday.  In this picture he is showing the class where he has been so far and where he might go after completing his training.  He's using a laser pointer to point to maps hanging on my ceiling.

He's asking the students questions about what they have learned this week.  I found the perfect questions from Doodle Bugs Teaching.

We enjoyed these yummy Dr. Seuss cupcakes brought in by a mom to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.  What a great beginning to next week's Seussical fun!


  1. WOW! What great ideas! I love all the pictures! Thank you for sharing!

    Mrs Poland
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  2. Hi karen - I gave you an award...come on by to pick it up...great blog btw. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. SO many great idea. I love the liberty bell and the eagle the best.

    Glad I found you!