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    President's Day ideas
    By debbie

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    I don't know if they are cute necessarily, but I think they will be fun.

    I went to Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago so I will show the class some of the pictures, especially the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the White House. I have an overview of the White House(how many rooms, what other amenities are included) and we talk about how it was different when Lincoln lived there and how George Washington was the only president not to live there.

    We also have a discussion about what the kids think the president's job is (this can be fun!) and I write their responses for a book the class makes about what they learned about presidents.

    Finally, I ask the kids to write a bit about what they would do if they were president and post them in the hall. These, too, can be quite creative. This year we are also going to write to President Bush as a class, and see if we get a response.

    I checked out www.whitehouse.gov. There is a kid's link and on it I found kid's bios. Groups of children did biographies on each of the president's. There is some fun information, such as favorite hobbies and favorite foods that I will share with my students.
    Hope this helps!



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