After reading several stories about the first Thanksgiving, have a discussion with your students about the kinds of meals that they enjoy for their Thanksgiving feast. How are they similar? How are they different? Do most of them have a traditional or non traditional Thanksgiving?
Help reinforce a variety of standards with this quick, easy and fun emergent reader. I call these strip booklets, because I can fit five pages or strips on a one-page master for easy printing. These make great Daily 5 activities.
Review 2D shapes in fun and interesting ways, with this Thanksgiving "Shape Up!" turkey packet.
This quick, easy and fun Thanksgiving turkey game, will help students practice strategy, coordinated pairs, skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's, as well as addition and tally marks.
Looking for a fun way to review fact families with your kiddos? How 'bout a football theme to especially peak the boy's interest? This activity will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo. After which time, it will be revamped and put in my jumbo, 177-page "Funtastic" Fall November Math & Craftivities Packet. Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a look.
This easy reader booklet covers lots of Common Core and reinforces color words. Children read the simple sentences (packed with lots of Dolch and word wall words). They correct beginning capitalization, add end punctuation and then trace, write and color the color words with a matching color crayon or marker.
Make this lovely leaf dangler to welcome fall. To help reinforce color words and rhyming, a poem is included for the backside. Older students can write "Leaves ARE, CAN, HAVE..." on the back of their leaves. This activity will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be up-dated and put in Diane's Dollar Deals, in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over for a look see: Welcome Fall Leaf Dangler Writing Prompt Craftivity.
Quick easy and fun way to reinforce upper and lowercase letters. Use as a whole group assessment tool, for games, or an independent center. Great for "early finishers" too. This packet will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be up-dated and put in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
This fun scarecrow craft is very versatile. I've included "patches" for a variety of standards: Upper and lowercase letters, vowels, blends, beginning sounds, matching words with pictures, numbers 0-30, odd and even, shapes, colors, contractions, compound words, CVC words, and rhyming words. Choose whichever one you want to work on. Students make their scarecrow and then trim and glue on the appropriate patches. The 184-page jumbo packet, also includes worksheets, posters, pocket chart cards, and games too. The "craftivity portion" will be FREE for an entire year! After that, you can purchase it for only $5.95 in my TpT shop. Thanks much for stopping by.
I think if you include a simple and quick craft for students to make and attach to their writing prompt, they'll get more excited. I've included 24 scarecrow-themed writing prompts for them to choose from. As you can see by the photo, there are 2 ways to display children's work. Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling.