Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Election Fun With Duck for President + FREEBIE!!

Happy Tuesday Friends!!,

I hope that your week is off to a great start!! Mine has been a little crazy, but I'm getting there. I'm starting to believe that what they say about full moons is true. We have a funfilled week of Halloween and of all days, our 50th Day Celebration falls on Halloween tomorrow. Pics of that exciting event to come!!
Are you into the election craze?!? I am SO excited to teach my students about elections this year. I LOVE to teach about this concept. I think that I have more fun than my students! One of my all time favorite books to use with my students to teach about elections is Duck for President. I put together my resources and came up with this unit:

This unit includes 5 days of election ideas, a variety of voting buttons, several graphic organizers to go with the story, "Duck For President", writing responses, a class book: My Teacher For President, posters with important election vocabulary,  and a cute Duck craftivity. 
Kid and mother tested... child approved!!

Surprisingly, my little one voted for Farmer Brown! She said she felt bad for him lol.

Click HERE to see it in my TPT store!!

If you leave me a comment about ANYTHING, you have a chance to win this packet. I will give 1 packet away by random number generator on Thursday. Don't forget to leave an email address. Good luck!!

Also, here's a freebie from the packet for you from me!! :)
It's a Duck For President Cut and Paste Sequencing Sheet

Click HERE to download it from Google Docs.

To all those affected by Superstorm Sandy, my heart is with you. We have family up in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut and luckily they haven't had too much damage. You are all in my prayers.

Have a great evening!!,


  1. I love your Fun With Duck for President Unit. I have been trying to create my own unit, but it is a slow process. Bravo to you!!!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  2. I love Duck for President! My little friends ask me to read that book like every day right now! Thank you fro the freebie! It is wonderful. :)

    Buzz Around in Second Grade

  3. I love Duck for President!! Mjhalbardier@gmail.com

  4. Hi Lisa
    I forget how stinkin cute your blog design is until I come back and visit. Love it. Such cute election ideas too. Have a great Halloween!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  5. Cute idea! FIngers crossed...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  6. I love this. You are a rockstar!

    Thank you,

  7. This unit looks fantastic! Thanks for the freebie!

    Cathy VerSteeg

  8. This packet looks AWESOME. We are studying Doreen Cornin (sp?) this week ;)

  9. my email missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com

  10. Love this! It looks like a bunch of fun!


    Teaching Joys

  11. I have the book! Would love to win and teach this next week!


  12. This looks great! Love this book too!

  13. I love Duck for President!! Would love to use it next week.


  14. This is TOO Cute! I need to add this book to my collection. Thanks for the suggestion and resources.

  15. This is cute! I am a little behind here... election day came way too quick so I am now scrambling to plan some things haha

  16. I just read Duck for President and My Teacher for President to my class this last week. I would love your unit to use as follow up activities. Thanks for the great ideas.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  17. I have heard so much about Duck for President; I'll have to go buy it. This unit looks great!


  18. Cute! I would love to win this!


  19. Wow... this would be a blessing as we are starting this book on Friday!

  20. Love it! Thanks for the freebie!! Lmlynes@gmail.com

  21. I just picked up a few of these books and your unit would fit in PERFECT!
    Thanks for the freebie!

    Maria-- eshman.m@norwoodschools.org

  22. I was looking through my existing books (I love buying new books but I have to budget myself or I'll go crazy!) and I have this one! Pefecto. :D

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  23. I'm using Duck for President next week! You're unit looks awesome!


  24. I love your freebie!! Thanks:)

  25. Hi!
    My name is Joana, I am 24 years old and I am from Portugal (next to Spain).
    I am a primary school teacher in a private college and this is my third year of teaching. Since last year I discovered many blogs like yours through “Pinterest”.
    I implemented some of your ideas and I am fascinated by your creativity, cooperation in classroom, independence and autonomy that you give to the children.
    I’d tried to do many things similar to yours but they were not always well accepted by my director and coordinator, because innovation makes a difference, and in making a difference insecurity is more than often created!
    I wonder if there’s any possibility to do an internship in your school, to learn and see, in practice, what I visualize in your blogs.
    I’d love to get an international experience for about one or two years in your country.
    My partner, Tiago, is also a teacher. He teaches English to Kindergarten and primary school children. He wanted to go to China but for me, it’s too far, and then there is the difference in the culture and language which would cause other types of adaption, which I feel would impede my spontaneity. He would love to learn new approaches and different strategies in his field.
    My e-mail is: joana_mbarbosa@hotmail.com, and I trust that you will be able to assist me in improving my educational skills. If it is necessary to give my contact to another person, please feel free to do so.
    With my best regards,
    Joana Fernandes

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  27. Thank you for the sequencing chart! It's exactly what I need!