Ideas to Accompany the Text “Duck for President”

“Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin is one of my favorite books to read in my classroom.  In this text, Duck is not happy with the chores that Farmer Brown assigns to him, so he decides to hold an election to get a different job.  He does this a few times because he does not like the jobs he is elected to.  He also finds that being president is very hard.  I do not want to spoil the end, so read it for yourself.  It is a funny, wonderful book to read at any time of the year that.  You may find in your classroom library, Media Center, bookstore, or Public Library.


After reading the text and asking comprehension questions orally, I pass the worksheet below to sequence the events of the story.  Students color the events illustrated on the bottom of the worksheet.  Then, they have to cut them out and place them in the order that the events happened in the story.  Last, they paste the pictures in the correct order.

I have posted photos of this activity below:



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You may find this activity and others in the resource listed below:


What activities do you do in your classroom with “Duck for President”?

~ Naomi ❤️

Guaranteed Ways to Make your St. Patrick’s Day Easy and Fun

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow Sunday, March 17th.  We celebrated it this past week because we have Spring Break this coming week.  Yay!  We read various literature books on leprechauns and completed St. Patrick’s Day activities that integrate math, science, language arts, and art.  One of them was to create leprechaun traps to catch these mischievous creatures.   However, on our last day before the break, after we had made the traps, leprechauns visited our classroom when we stepped out and made a BIG mess!  Our hypothesis is that they entered though the roof.  You have to see for yourself.


What a mess they made in our classroom!

They even left a message and Skittles in our leprechaun traps!

It was a memorable day for the students…and the teacher!

~ Naomi ❤️


Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

March is full of wonderful opportunities to promote engagement in the classroom.  On March 1st, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  I know… his birthday is on March 2nd, but we have no school on Saturdays, so we celebrated it on Friday the 1st.  Here are some of the fun things we did.


We read some of our favorite Dr. Seuss’ books. We displayed them on top of our classroom library under our Author Spotlight bulletin board for all to see, read, and enjoy.  We did many math, science, language arts, and art activities related to the books we read.


At the end of the day, we enjoyed a special treat: Blueberry Jello and Swedish Fish… a total hit!


Do you like our door decoration to celebrate Dr. Seuss?




I hope you enjoyed this post!

~ Naomi ❤️