Monday, February 14

President's Day Activities

Alrighty, so while I was in the process of planning for President’s Day next week, I thought I’d share a couple of the things I’m working on.

President Venn-Diagram


Click the picture to download the pattern for this activity. Each paper has directions regarding what color it should be printed on. The only paper that needs to be resized is the Venn-Diagram itself. Just blow it up to 11x17 and print it on white construction paper.  I suppose the only thing left to explain is George's hair... it's just two cotton balls glued smack-dab on both sides of his face. EASY!  (p.s. The patterns were homemade, so they're a little unpolished. SORRY!)

What President’s Day isn’t complete without the old George v. Abe Venn Diagram?  Hence this buddy. I added a little crafting component to make it hallway-worthy. If you’d like the pattern for the presidents, just click on the Venn-Diagram picture to download it!!!!!

Persuasive Writing

I figured it was high-time I got my kiddos working on persuasive writing, so next week the kids are going to write persuasive “essays” stating why they should be elected president. Should be an absolute hoot. I cannot wait to read what they write!!!!!

 So, what are YOU doing for President’s Day? I'm eager to hear!

Finally, I have a couple more presidential things I’ll try and post later in the week (once they're finished, that is...! Ha!) 

Have a Marvelous Monday!!!!!
Mrs. Thiessen


And P.S.. Happy Valentine’s Day!

72 comments:

Ms. Durning said...

LOVE it.. I've been stuck on what to do for President's Day.. we're going to write to the President and thank him for everything he does (last year he wrote back!! well I'm sure HE didn't actually write back!).
Can you share the document that you used to include in your venn diagram?

Kim said...

So cute! I just found your blog through a comment you left on The First Grade Parade! I would love a copy of your Venn Diagram for the President's and your cute patterns! Thanks for sharing!
kim.golding@nebo.edu

Amy said...

Thanks so much for sharing these cute ideas! I would love to have a copy of them! Thanks again!

adr0718@zoominternet.net

Sass Class said...

Please send me a copy of your stuff. I am home sick so I might be able to get some planning done.

ratsass@frontiernet.net

Linda Bennett said...

I would love to have the copies. Thank you for sharing!
lbennett@wpsok.org

Allison said...

Those presidents are so cute! I would love the pattern, and thanks for sharing!

adamandallisonhowe@gmail.com

Mrs. McDaniel said...

So cute!! I would love a copy of your patterns. Thanks for sharing!

debrammcdaniel@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is great! Please send me the samples so I could do this with my first graders. Thanks.

kbeasley@olvnorthville.net

Ms. Durning said...

Oh, maybe I was supposed to leave my email ;) lol
durntm@gmail.com


msdurning.blogspot.com

Mrs. Bussey said...

Adorable! Will use next week for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Leslie
www.fabinfirst.blogspot.com

cassandra said...

I would love your docs...ckt.todd@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love it if you would share your documents with me! cpulliam@leedsk12.org

SDNana said...

I love this idea! We are working on venns right now since we read about Frog and Toad. My email is: www.elizabeth.parce@k12.sd.us

Anonymous said...

I love your ideas. They have inspired me and make excited to teach 1st grade after 12 years of kdg. i would love a copy of your president's day activities please.
..kimberli

kairyan_915@hotmail.com

Natalie said...

Cute ideas! Please send the patterns to natalie.cromer@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love your patterns: yayaagu@aol.com.

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl. I am LOVING your blog and it's become a part of my daily routine! Thanks for sharing all of your incredible ideas. I would absolutely LOVE your patterns for your President's Day crafts and statements. Also, could you also send me the vote for me page? You are such a doll!!! Again, thank you and Happy Valentine's Day!
Helen Vollbrecht
shoegal827@cox.net

Stephanie said...

I hate to ask but I love this idea too much not too...can I have your patterns? kringangel@yahoo.com You have really inspired me!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have your President's Day activities! Could you send me a copy? bgross@owensvill.k12.mo.us Thanks so much!

katryce said...

Going to ask just like everyone else. Thanks for the inspiration:)

klanspa@district158.org

Mrs. Thiessen said...

Hey All!

I just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten you! I'm home sick today and my patterns are at school. Hence, the lack of pattern e-mailing :) The second I'm back at work with a scanner in my hands I'll e-mail y'all. Have a fabulous day!!!!!

Alexandra

Anonymous said...

Please send me these activities! I have been looking for something and LOVE this!!!

hill@robbinsville.k12.nj.us

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

nhanks said...

I'd also love a copy! These are such great ideas. Thank you for sharing!

nhanks@alvordisd.net

Kristin Sigel said...

I would also love a copy! You are so creative! Thanks!

Ksigel@lwsd.org

Anonymous said...

You are the best! I'd love to have a copy of your amazing work! Feel better soon!
simpsonscott@sbcglobal.net

Mrs. Malchow said...

I'd love a copy as well. Thanks so much for sharing. LOVE checking in on your blog.
lvdogagility@yahoo.com

Rikki said...

I too would LOVE a copy!
rikkileeusu@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Super activity. Could you please share copy
slittles@bulloch.k12.ga.us

Anonymous said...

I would also love a copy.
guldensteinnicole@pleasval.k12.ia.us

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of your hard work and creative ideas! It has given me a boost in these long winter months. Could I get a copy of your template?
leb.thompson@gmail.com

Holly said...

I would love the template! Can you send me a copy?

hmt_cwt@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love the template too if you don't mind sending me a copy. Thank you so much!

wrlean@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love some copies- please send them my way! Thank you so much!
lisabendall44@gmail.com

Mrs. M said...

I would love your patterns to try this year. I just posted on my blog what we are doing for Presdident's Day.
http://littlepriorities.blogspot.com I'm hoping to upload photos tomorrow.

Thank you, Lori
lmoldenhauer@riverview.k12.wi.us

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.I would love a copy of your patterns.

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of your template. Thanks for sharing. I love your wonderful ideas.
dprice@cranburyschool.org

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of your patterns. They are so cute. If you could send me that would be great.
cali_boy0554@yahoo.com

christy said...

Love the President ideas!! Could I get a copy of them at Christy928@gmail.com. Thanks!!

Jennifer Nimmo said...

You are sooo creative! I'd love a copy of this also!!
JNimmo@live.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us....SO CUTE!
May I have a copy of your activities also??
dborcherding4@aol.com

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing...I LOVE it! Can you send me a copy of your activities please? Heather.Wilhite@knoxschools.org

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy! The graphics are so cute.

missflakes08@gmail.com

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing! Could you please shoot me an email with the 'facts' for each pres.? THANK YOU
shelley.cooper@sumnerschools.org

Anonymous said...

Could I have a copy of your president activities? Love your blog and your ideas! Thanks so much!

repsisan@dist102.k12.il.us

Anonymous said...

I just discovered you blog...it's so fun and creative! Could you send me a copy of the president's day facts? Thanks so much!

lkvalstad@dmusd.org

Karen said...

I love this and your blog! Can I please have the patterns and the venn diagram statements? Thanks!!

karenohora@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I love these ideas. Could I get a copy of the patterns and the venn diagram statements?

Thank-you!

Kim
kapolasik@pulaski.k12.wi.us

Anonymous said...

Just finish making a sample. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. slittles@bulloch.k12.ga.us
Sheryl

Pamela said...

Love your Venn Diagram for President's Day. Would love to have a copy of the statements. Warmly,
Pam
pamlindgren29@gmail.com

Sonya said...

can you send me a copy of your presidents day venn diagram and templates for the presidents they are too cute!

sonya.shepherd@gmail.com

Mrs. Graham said...

Please add me to the list for the template and venn diagram. I really enjoy reading your blog. I get so many wonderful ideas for my class.
spotteddog@austin.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I'm just learning about the wonderful world of blogging and I LOVE it! (But I'm way behind.) You have some of the most adorable stuff ever! I know I'm too late for this year for President's Day but I'd love to have this to put up for next year if you wouldn't mind sharing it with me. Thanks bunches and bunches! jlwatson933@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just saw this, and would love to have a copy.

Questions0882@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

is there any chance that you are still sending the patterns out?? Just looking ahead to Feb.
Thank you!
mjanson@oh.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog on Pintrest!!! I am doing a unit on Presidents this week!! If you are still sending your patterns out, I would love to have them!! Thank you!!!!! Whitney;)
bamagurl4ever7@aol.com

Anonymous said...

You are such an amazing teacher! I love your blog! Could you please send me your patterns for the President's Day venn diagram? I would soooooo........ appreciate it! Thanks so much! Brooke
bbuchen@orionschools.us

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy of the patterns. Could I please have one?? Thanks so much!!
mjwmsnyder@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of this activity, as well as your venn diagram, if possible. Thanks! Great stuff. Also, what font did you use for: For President?

cawall@wsd.net

Anonymous said...

Love the great ideas!! Could I also get a copy of president template and venn diagram pattern? I am a student teacher and this would be awesome to use with my pres day lesson. Thanks so much!!

razorbackmom2006@yahoo.com

The Hurst's said...

Great! I would love a copy.

jhurst@lexingtonchristian.org

Emily said...

I love all of your activities! I am currently planning for my 2nd graders that I'm placed with (have a formal observation coming up) and I will be using some of these! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Super and cute idea! I would also like a copy of your template. Thank you!
gdefoor@lmsed.org

Miss M said...

Adorable ideas! I was hoping I could possibly get a copy of the Persuasive Writing essay.

Thanks a bunch,
Caitlin

camastromarino@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I really like the persuasive prompt! Can you please send me your copies? Did your first graders do ok making their face, hair, and arms? That is really cute!

Thanks!
jennifer.l.gray@gmail.com

Ldaniels said...

If you are still sharing I would love a copy of the if I were president activity. It is so adorable!!

lisadaniels67@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I really like the persuasive writing activity! Is there any way you could send me the template for this activity? Thanks so much!!
enberrier@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the persuasive writing. Could you please send me the patterns/templates?

Thanks danielle.witkowski@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the presidents day pattern!! I'm doing my thematic unit for student teaching on Presidents Day and would love the template if you don't mind. Thanks solo much!!
Vanderson@student.govst.edu

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Anonymous said...

I love this! Any chance I can have your patterns/template? KThreadgill@bcbe.org

Unknown said...


Thanks so much for sharing these cute ideas! I would love to have a copy of them! Thanks again!

kkmessner@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of the persuasive writing patterns. We are doing this for the election. SarahCope2012@yahoo.com