I debated if I should show the inauguration to my students today. I decided that I should expose them to history. Here is a shot of the TV while President Obama was giving his speech. We came in right after he was sworn in as the cannons were going off. The kids were very interested at that point. They watched for a few minutes then I had them go to the table and draw our weekly picture of Mat Man. Today we drew Mat President. Here is a bulletin board of our mat presidents along with quotes from the kids as we talked about the president. We talked about what he looked like and what he was wearing. scroll down for some of my favorites in no particular order
Check out his ears, and the V of his jacket including his tie. The kids did an amazing job catching details . The kids in discussion noticed his ears were big and he was tall and skinny, with brown skin, black eyes, and black hair.
notice the microphone in his hand (he is not the same kid that made the comment above.)
One little girl wanted to know why were not drawing his wife.