Happy President’s Day

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Looking for a new way to introduce more visuals into the classroom? Try easel.ly. You can get started by “recycling” one of the many vhemes (visual themes) provided or build your own. There are many graphics, icons, and fonts to choose from, too, as you create and customize your own infographic.

Have fun creating and picturing information in new ways!

p.s. I have another freebie available here (Book Response Task Cards: President’s Day Theme).

The activities included on the task cards are based on the stories and illustrations in the following books (and aligned to CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1, 3.3, & 3.7):

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Honoring All Who Serve(d)

With the presidential election tomorrow and Veterans Day fast approaching, I have decided to share some of my favorite patriotic alphabetic books. These can provide unique opportunities to help your students learn more about the United States as well as focus their attention on those who have and currently do serve our country.

Maybe your students will be inspired to create their own ABC book – a fun way for learners of all ages to dive in and learn more about topics that interest them.

A is for America: An American Alphabet, by Devin Scillian

America: A Patriotic Primer, by Lynne Cheney

A is for America, by Tanya Lee Stone

H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet, by Devin Scillian

additional resources:

Changing the World… One Amazing Woman at a Time

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, by Lynne Cheney

Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women, by Cheryl Harness

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, by Tanya Lee Stone


The First Woman Doctor, by Rachel Baker and Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Woman Doctor, by Olson & Nathan

My Life with the Chimpanzees, by Jane Goodall