Welcome to the March 2020 edition of Classroom News! Each month during the school year, a teacher at HLS will share what’s going on in her classroom to highlight neat projects and activities students are doing. This month, let’s see what Miss Pope has to say about first and second grade.

In first and second grade, we have spent the last quarter learning and talking about all 45 presidents. We have done research and writing projects over the last couple of months to lead up to our big project: Parents with Presidents Day.

On Presidents Day, we invited our parents to our classroom and dressed up as presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. We shared some facts about a variety of presidents with our parents, then we sang a president song we have been practicing that names all the presidents. Each student did a wonderful job learning the presidents!

The students also enjoyed having bragging rights about learning the names of all the presidents. Seriously, can you or anyone you know name all the presidents 1–45 (and in order)? Well, we have a classroom of 7- and 8-year-olds who can! 🙂

We had fun and loved learning facts about each one of our presidents. I was learning with my students. I have never studied or spent so much time learning about our presidents. We were all learning together, and it was actually a really fun experience. My students would ask me a question and I would have no idea, so we would look up the answer together and learn new things as we went along. In the past, I usually only covered George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but this year I wanted to try something different. The presidents unit turned out to be a huge success!

These are just a few of the things going on in our classroom right now! Stay up-to-date with our classroom by following HLS on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to see photos from the classroom each week.