In honor of Presidents Day,the students have spent the last few days learning about our nations presidents. Last week we read a wonderful story titled “Mister Lincoln’s Whiskers” by: Karen Winnick. The children also made a log cabin out of pretzels and put a penny on the cabin window with their RMAE Middle School buddies. Their beautiful work hangs outside our classroom. The children learned that President Lincoln was a humble man and grew up to be the 16th President of the United States! He was best known for his hard work to free the slaves. His memory is honored in many ways; one in particular is his face is on the penny.
This week we focused our lessons on the history of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Mrs. Lozano and I visited Mount Vernon on one of our Core Knowledge training trips, and it was fun to tell the children about everything we saw! They couldn’t believe that we went to his family’s farm! We retold the story of George and the Cherry tree, reinforcing the importance of telling the truth and taking responsibility for your actions, even though it might be scary to tell the truth! We also practiced addition, writing and recognizing numbers, and name writing. We also learned the sounds of letters P and Q, read letter books, practiced writing the letters, coloring pictures that begin with the letter, naming items that are “most alike”, counting the number of objects and circling the correct number, and so much more. It’s been a very busy and fun past two weeks in school! One of our favorite songs is “Yankee Doodle” which the children marched to it as they wore their 3-pointed hats.
Recess has been fun too. We played on the upper parking lot running relays, twirling hula-hoops, throwing balls and running after them, and just had a lot of fun!
Our Movie Night was a lot of fun too!
Next week we will be learning about Betsy Ross and the American Flag. We will also learn about the White House. We have a wonderful math and history lesson planned with our Middle school friends.
Next Thursday we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday throughout the day. We will have an all-school morning snack, and we have a lot of fun games and activities planned for the children.
That’s all for now. Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us. Have a great weekend.