This week we have been busy working on identifying coins and their values. It is so great to see kiddos make the connection between presidents that we have been learning about and the coins! Their faces just light up when they realize that they know who is on a coin! I am thrilled with how much they have remembered about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington! They are making connections like crazy....which often leads us into looking up pictures of George Washington's clothes or Mount Rushmore! I LOVE it!! My mom is a retired government teacher...so I come by the love of history naturally. We read two great books this week. Grace for President is about a young lady who is just shocked that there have not been any women presidents and decides to run for office! We also read Duck for President. It did not take my students long to realize who the better candidate would be. Check out the list of things that they liked about each candidate.
Tomorrow we will create our voter registration cards, discuss the process of voting, and then get busy casting our votes and finding out who the winner is between Duck and Grace.
*UPDATE: Grace won by a landslide!!!