Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Here are some activities the class will be participating in before our Thanksgiving Holidays.
Classroom pictures will be posted later.
These engaging activities are in my TURKEY TIME UNIT.

The students will add counters to the turkey feathers and then take away counters using spinners with the appropriate symbols.

We will discuss needs and wants and relate it to the pilgrims. 

After discussing the Mayflower voyage the students will label the parts of a ship.

The students will design a foil ship, then see how many passengers it will hold.

The students will find turkeys hidden around the room.  Once a turkey is found, the students will count the tallies and record their answer.

The students will sort adjectives and verbs then select 3 adjectives and 2 verbs to write a Turkey List Poem.

The students will practice counting on from a ten frame and record their answers.

The students will sort Thanksgiving words by clapping the syllables.

We will practice reading and sorting short /i/ word family words.

Here's the recording sheet for the activity below.

The students will pick a bag with words inside.  They have to read the words and look at the picture to build the sentence.

Native American Fun!

 Here are some pictures of students weaving mats.

The finished product!  We will use these mats for our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast.

Here are the mats displayed for the November Quilt.
Dream Catcher

We turned our Chicka Chicka tree into a totem pole!

We made growing symmetrical pattern necklaces and  headbands with patterns, too.  Each student is earning feathers like some Native American tribes.
Here are our pinch pots!  We'll add some symbols after they dry.
We painted shirts and will wear them at our feast.
We are learning how to play Stick Dice, a Native American game.
Each student chose a Native American name.  We will call each other by our Native American names until Thanksgiving.  Mine is Chief Big Foot and I am the leader of the Froggy Friends Tribe.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


  • oatmeal cookie - face
  • icing
  • M&M's - eyes
  • candy corn - nose
  • licorice - mouth
  • shredded wheat - hair
  • fruit slice - hat

Enjoy some more SCARECROW FUN with my thematic unit at my

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Scarecrow Fun and Turkey Time!

Here's what we've been doing this week!
The students are spinning the spinner to create a seed pattern.

The students made a scarecrow and planted a pattern.

The students made a crow by tracing their foot and hands.

We made a class book!

We made long legged turkeys.

We made hand print turkeys and added a border pattern.

We planted pumpkin seeds!

We planted corn seeds!

We will observe and record our results.

We compared scarecrows and people.

We made scarecrow glyphs!

I made cute candy scarecrows to give the students.
Take a look at our TRICKY TURKEYS!
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