1. I used Lives of the Presidents to start the class. Idid not read the whole thing...it's more geared to 4th grade and up, but the pictures were fun. In fact, you might be prepared for a mini lesson on caricature. I went over each president and gave a few fun facts about each. I stopped every couple of presidents to review.
3. The kids thought it was awesome to be able to draw pictures of Washington and Lincoln. I found this awesome Directed Drawing activity on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can't be the price of FREE!
4. Then we played president bingo. It was a learning experience for some of the kiddos who had never played bingo before. I found the one I used on Pinterest.
5. We actually finished after bingo, but I had one more book to end with if we had time. First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet is really cute and mentions some of the pets that have lived in the White House.
All the kids left happy and smiling and even saying they had fun. I think I succeeded!
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