Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hail to the Chief!

We did some more President's Day Activities on Friday...since we don't have school on Monday. 

Wait. The kids don't have school. I'll be there.  I need a workday. So I won't complain too much.  

I have seen the life size Abe Lincoln on Pinterest. Here is the link to the original pin. I decided that I wanted to do it since we are smack dab in the middle of our Measurement Unit.  

You guys know my lack of artistic ability.  My kids thought it was the best thing ever. I heard all day, you're such a great artist. Makes me laugh. 

I had the students measure themselves against Abe, mark it with a post it and figure out how many inches taller he was than them!  Our principal even stopped by and measured herself.  :)

I had to get my Friday Craft Fix in too.  After the LONG week, I needed something fun!  We made Silhouettes of George and Abe. 

This is an oldie that I've done every year. I actually got the idea from a now retired teacher. So it's definitely an oldie, but still a goodie.  

It amazes me every year that some third graders don't know how to weave, but they all got them done, and they turned out super cute. Hopefully they learned a skill along the way. 

These are easy to make.  First they just cut out the silhouette piece.  I had an outline already in my file and I just ran it on construction paper.  Since it wasn't mine to scan in, I just found a free one online for you guys.  Here is the link for George and Abe. 

Then we took a piece of white construction paper, folded it hamburger style.  Then cut one inch slits from the fold until about an inch from the top of the sheet.  

I precut the strips of blue and then the students weaved them in to the white sheet. 

Then they just glued the red silhouette on top. Voila done! Nothing too educational about it, but my kiddos really need practice just working with their hands.  Plus they turn out so cute! :)

I'm enjoying my lazy Saturday, I hope you're enjoying yours too! 



  1. AHHH! This turned out so cute! I wish we had school next week so we could do this :) You are fabulous!

    Lisa and Beth :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  2. ooh! I like that extra umph you did with them!

  3. What a great idea! It turned out great! I'm your newest follower.

    Have a great weekend!


  4. Hi Amber,
    So glad you found me --- cuz now I found you too. Love your stuff. Thanks for stopping in. Have a great weekend! I'm your newest follower. :o)
    ~ vicky


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