Sunday, February 19, 2012

History Reinvented Kinder Style!

Okay so I changed it out a little to simplify the story. My kids loved hearing about this president and what happened during his lifetime. They made immediate connections to Lincoln and even Barack Obama. Why do they find this information so fascinating? Students love non fiction but it's not always easy to find appropriate text at this level.  I thought you might enjoy seeing their version of his portrait. I can never get enough of this. 
I read them an actual book on George Washington (yup it wasn't coloring book style) but they told me they liked mine a lot better. They know how to flatter their teacher!  We also made 3 cornered hats with our fifth grade mentors.


Tonia said...

hi Fran,
Kaye Espinosa read your George Washington book in my class this week. We did the George page for our America book. My camera is acting up, not sure if I got any good pictures. I will post when I get home from a nice weekend in Palm Desert.

Kristin said...

So cute!!!! Love those portraits!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

applesandabcs said...

I really like how you have the little dots under each word so they make sure they are tracking with the words!

Apples and ABC's

Freckleteacher said...

I can't wait to do this book on Wednesday of this week. They loved the Lincoln book! It is awesome how kids love to learn about leaders of our country. After reading 2 books on Lincoln and doing your book, they were all able to write some great information in their journals. I was very proud!
Thanks for your books Fran!

Tara said...

I agree it can be difficult to find non-fiction stories at this level. Our district adopted a reading series that does supply 2 nonfiction easy readers each week!
Little Minds at Work

Meredith said...

We will be reading this book next week. But you know, of course, why there is a thrill with these president books? The repitition so they think they are reading BIG words. You're clever and always keeping the kids excited!

Heidi Butkus said...

Those pictures are pretty darned cute!!!! Love it!
Was it a guided drawing activity?
Heidi Butkus

Fran Kramer said...

Yup, guided drawing and they got totally into it. It really was fun to do!

Ms. Patterson said...

Happy Almost Birthday!

I hope you have a blessed one

I am a February baby too! My birthday is this Saturday on the

Ms. Patterson
Pocket Full of Kinders

Joy of Life said...

Happy Birthday Fran!!

:) Nancy

Crayons and Curls said...

Love this book! So cute! We made 3 corner hats today too! :)
Happy early Birthday!!! Hope you have a great one on Wednesday! :)
Crayons and Curls

Fran Kramer said...

Thanks Cheryl for the birthday wishes. I want to celebrate but I am crazy with projects right now and have no time! Boo hoo.

Deanna Jump said...

I don't know how you do it all! You create amazing stuff, teach your heart out AND blog ALL the time! My poor little blog is so neglected. :(

Just wanted to drop by and say that I saw you will be presenting at I Teach K! I can't wait to meet you!!

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Fran! Love you sweet lady! Wishing you MANY birthday blessings!

Fran Kramer said...

Thanks so much for the sweet wishes. You have made my day the best!

Randee said...

Love the books! Are the directions for the "directed drawings" of Lincoln and Washington included in the TpT packs?