Happy Fourth of July!

Patriotic Chalkboard Printables
Independence Day reminds me of hotdogs and BBQ from the grill.
Apple pie topped with homemade ice cream.
Lemonade or a tall glass of sweet tea..
maybe these are all southern things.
Either way! Celebrate our freedom and the land we love.



HI Friends, This is Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching.

I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July.

In the patriotic spirit of things let's talk about a few USA goodies.

I usually teach a unit on the USA around President’s Day each February. Sometimes it drags on for a few weeks- other years I might do one week.

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We always learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I also teach facts and show pictures of our current President.

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This is also the time I teach map skills and focus on recognizing the USA map and our state. Map Skills is one of my favorite skills to teach and the kids LOVE it! 

 I put out a special table of books about our country. 
Included are picture albums that were from a trip to Washington DC. 
Nothing like seeing a picture of your teacher in front of the White House!

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We did Lincoln and Washington directed drawings.

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After I took the directed drawings down- I made them into class books. They were a favorite for the rest of the year.

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After we learn important {and fun} America facts- we play a little trivia game.

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These trivia questions are a free download in my store.
I have been pinning like crazy to update my USA pinterest board in hopes you might check it out and repin a few ideas. It is jammed pack with tons of red, white and blue!

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“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt











3 comments:

  1. Hope you had a nice holiday, Kacey! I love this post--you have lots of great ideas for all those patriotic holidays throughout the year. Not only did I pin some pins from your board, I also pinned this post! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yay! Great post! I LOVE Lincoln but I probably need to add a few other presidential books too! ha! These ideas are fab!

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  3. This is an awesome post! Thank you so much for sharing such good ideas and great resources!
    Shibahn
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

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