February 24, 2014

Poppins Book Nook for February~ Discovering Presidents!

Can you believe it's already the last week of the month? I don't know about you, but my February was spent hunkering down from all the cold weather and winter snows! I'm ready to see the end of this month if it's another day closer to warm spring! But, cold weather means a lot of time for reading with the boys and this month we spent a little time focused on the theme of Presidents! In our history we are learning about the founding fathers and early President's of the USA so it tied in perfectly!

My favorite books for learning about famous people in a concise and easy to understand story line are the Discovery Readers. They are written at a 2.5 level which I consider to be for the K-3 grades depending on the level of reading your student has. Little Britches can whip through them, but that's okay because it means he easily understands and comprehends the information. The illustrations are colorful and there is usually some humor included into each story.

Discovery Readers has several books related to presidents including:

These books really give a summary of each man's life, from childhood to the early years of their adulthood to their presidency and beyond.

We actually did a craft this month too! On President's Day (last Monday), we reviewed what we knew about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (we've studied more on the former than the later) and then we made George Washington masks using the directions from a Pinterest idea I found.

These were supposed to have a popsicle stick to hold them up, but we went a bit overboard on the cotton balls and that made them too heavy! LOL! 

Poppins Book Nook is having another giveaway this month! This month's book is So You Want to be President by Judith St. George. I hope you will get entered to win this great book! All my email subscribers get a free entry!
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Want to check out what some of my Poppins Book Nook Co-Hosts did this month too?

Now it's your turn! Link up any of YOUR posts relating to President's day books or crafts or printables! We'd love to see what you have come up with! And don't forget to *like* us on Facebook with our Poppins Book Nook page!


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