Third Grade President and First Lady Project
Here you will be able to find important information, special dates, and pictures for our annual third grade president/first lady project.
What is the project about? General Information:
*Each student will be researching a president or first lady. We will be researching specific information here at school to create fact cards, a speech and an oval office. Any research that you are able to help with at home or print out pictures at home will be appreciated. Students will be creating an "oval office" at school, using a board the teacher will provide. Students will bring in any items to decorate their board or be used as display pieces the day before the project. On the project day, students will come dressed as their president or first lady and give a speech to their classmates and other students and staff.
Research includes topics such as:
Family life: childhood, parents, siblings, education, marriage
Birth/death: when and where
Interesting facts: pets, favorite foods, hobbies, etc
Number of years in office
# president/first lady (Ex:16th president Abraham Lincoln)
Good things accomplished while in office
Events that happened while in office
Special facts about the president or first lady
*Students will use the research (from home and school) to complete a presentation board and speech about their president or first lady. Students will print out pictures from home and school to use for their display board. Students may bring in patriotic items to decorate the presentation board. Display boards are provided for each student. We re-use these each year. Boards will be completed at school.
*Students will "dress the part" of their president or first lady and present to the school and parents on our presentation day.
Example Pictures of presentation boards, props, and outfits:
Here you will be able to see:
*A completed presentation board. All boards will be provided for each student to use. Students may bring in items to decorate the board. Examples include: boarders, letters, stickers, etc.
*Example props or items that may be displayed in front of the board (Ex: juice, flowers, jellybeans, waffles, pancakes, radio, tea set, etc.)
*Example outfits or costumes to wear to dress like a president or first lady