BUT, we still have this year...and I've had teachers ask for resources to teach about her. Soooo, here's a few resources about Betsy Ross.
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Every kindergarten teacher knows the value of song. I am willing to go out on a limb and say every teacher has made their own songs to familiar tunes to help their students learn about a skill or standard. I made up this song about Betsy Ross to the tune of "London Bridges." It's a 3 minute way to review her throughout the year.
The same rule for songs can be applied to poems. I believe in a 4 line poem. We have a 4 line poem as our Poem of the Week. The poems are read and discussed each day. We pull out beginning and ending sounds, vowel sounds, rhyming words, word families, and so much more. The following week the poem is in the poetry center and the art center. This helps promote understanding and review skills.
Finally, we HAVE to write about it. One of the easiest ways to engage emergent writers is the "new and improved" 4 Square. Students can write basic sentences that mimic the poem or students can provide details from their learning.
Here are a few facts about Betsy Ross.
- She was born in Pennsylvania.
- She was 8th of 17 children. (Oh MY!)
- She was married 3 times. (John, Joseph, and John)
- She had 7 daughters.
- She did meet George Washington in 1776 or 1777.
- Her husband's uncle, George Ross, was on the Flag Committee.
- Like many upholsters at the time, she made and repaired uniforms for the Continental Army.
This video is produced by the Betsy Ross House. It's a cute video featuring Betsy Ross herself...hehe.
I hope this gives you some ideas to share Betsy Ross with your early learners. I think she's an exciting character in the history of our country. I'm kinda sad she's being removed.
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