We got together with 3 other families so that each child could practice giving a public presentation. Each family chose a president, prepared a small presentation and hands-on activity to share.
|One family chose President Roosevelt after their presentation we played a National Parks game.|
|Nancy chose President Reagan. She prepared a visual aid and wrote a paper she read. She did this project almost completely on her own from library research. She just needed a little help printing the papers for the bags of jelly beans.|
|Her hands-on activity was jelly beans!|
|Jo gave her approval for this activity!|
|President Clinton was the choice for another family. We used the information from their presentation to complete a cross-word puzzle.|
|Another family choose President Lincoln. Their hands-on activity was preparing his favorite cake recipe.|
|I told you there was cake!|
|I love the diversity of ages in this group. Children from preschool to 6th grade shared and listened. We ALL (even the parents) learned new things!|
We went back and forth between presentation and hands-on activity. It was a great way for us all to learn a little more in a fun way. It was just the right amount of families too! Looking forward to next year already! I wonder what other subjects we could study this way????