Presidents' Day is usually a fun-filled day of learning in our home. Yesterday was no exception! We started our morning with our daily routine of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to our American Flag, our Pledge to the Christian Flag, and our Pledge to the Holy Bible.
Presidential History Lessons & Trivia: We read some books about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other presidents. We learned about their accomplishments and how some of their decisions shaped our nation's history. We also discussed some presidential trivia ~ fun!
Presidential Survey: Our first grade daughter conducted a presidential survey, asking the question..."Who is your FAVORITE president?" We conducted this survey via email and were grateful to have received 65 votes for her to tally! President Ronald Wilson Reagan *won* her survey as the president most voted for as people's favorite. She had fun graphing out the results and sending out the official presidential results to those who voted! ♥ Although, she was a bit disappointed her favorite, President George Washington, didn't win. :-)
Presidential Memorization Song:
We also spent a good portion of the day memorizing the presidents in order as they took office. I had previously researched some potential tunes to help us in this pursuit. The tune that seemed easiest for us to accomplish this was "Ten Little Indians". I had seen some youtube videos of individuals or classes doing this. I have a really large book of the presidents' pictures. We used the book to help us as we sang bit by bit. I turned the page to a president's picture, and they would sing his name. We took three to four presidents at a time and memorized their names in groups. It took us a while, but we sure had a lot of fun doing it. Lots of laughs and tongue twisters occurred along the way! I won't even tell you how many times we sang it. Actually, I couldn't tell you even if I wanted to as I didn't keep track, but let's just say we might have all heard the song in our dreams last night! To commemorate the day's events, I asked our two oldest children to record the song we learned so we can refer back to it as needed. This took quite a few takes, but I'm proud of their effort!
Hope you all had a great Presidents' Day too!!!
Any fun activities you'd like to share?
"So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations." ~Psalm 79:13