Monday, February 1, 2016

President Time Line Box Report

February is the time of year when I have my students create time lines for two very well know Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And what better way to do it, than on a box report. A what? A box report! Here is how its made:

1. To make the box, you'll need a 12 x12 square sheet of paper. Fold it in half diagonally both ways.

2. Fold each corner to the center.

3. Fold one edge to the center, unfold and fold the next edge. Do this to all four edges.

4. If you flip it over, you should have a 4 x 4 grid.

5. Unfold on flap and cut on the dotted lines.

6. Overlap the two side pieces.

7. Fold the flap over the side pieces and repeat steps 5 and 6 on the opposite side.

8. Glue a strip of paper folded like an accordion inside the box.

You'll need to fold and do two boxes, one for the lid and the other for the bottom of the box. Or, you can do one box and use a larger image of the president you are writing about as a cover.

Your student will also need to create/fold an accordion with 8 folds to glue the time line facts in order.
For this, they:
-Take a 9 x 12 piece of construction paper and cut it in half the long way.

-Fold like an accordion 4 times. (I tell my students to fold in half two times and then refold "accordion-style." That way each fold is equal.)

-Glue two ends together.

-Glue one end of the accordion to the inside of a box and the other end to the other inside of the box.
-Glue the time line facts in order.

-Close the box, glue the image of George Washington to the top and the other on the bottom. Decorate the rest of the sides as desired.

To get the time line facts just click on the link below. 
Did I mention it was available in both Spanish and English? Well, it is! :)
I hope your students enjoy creating these box reports as much as mine! 

Happy President's Day!