Thanksgiving Loveliness!

Today went smoothly with wonderful ideas from friends in blogosphere.  As posted this morning, I worked through my plans and produced meaningful activities that made the kids smile.  

I began my day with a KWL on Pilgrims and Wampanoag
Gladys {Teaching in High Heels} has a cute mini unit!



Within Gladys' unit, I was able to spearhead our discussions with Vocabulary!  I would normally print in color but I downloaded these units last night. That's how friendly everything I used was!  Very Impressed!

{Side Note}The vocabulary cards were created with Ashley from the School Supply Addicts CUTE clipart!


 
 

A few books and videos later, we were comparing and contrasting!
Caitlin's November Unit was perfect for building schema!
{Lots of FUN center ideas too!}


 Now, what's a discussion with out moving to modern "Thankful" discussion? I was a bit bummed to find my Thanksgiving books missing. They were in the bin when I left on Thursday and gone when I arrived today.

You never know what happens with subs! Ugh.
So... Plan B!  


I'm Thankful For...
We had deep discussion about what we are thankful for and why!
Thanks to a variety of options in Katie's Busy Teacher Pack, 
I was able to provide the background for our next activity!


 Her unit is packed with wonderful centers for any first grade classroom!  This pack will come in handy next year when I loop with my darlings. 


As previously stated, I used Katie's Response to transition
into my next activity! Oh.how.I.love!


Kelley's A Plate Full of Thanks was an instant hit.
Teachers and students were in love!



And it's on sale right now!! 

I transitioned into math next with this cute activity!
Susan from T.G.I.F incorporated all kinds of common core into this engaging activity!  I used the numbers 4 and 11.  We've been working to understand the short date {month only}! My higher students worked with 11.

We also discussed that the 4th week in Nov. was Thanksgiving.
Hence number 4!  Lots of learning for my kinder class!


I was in the middle of finishing a cute idea by Reagan with the book Run Turkey Run! It's still sitting on our desk awaiting our return.  I will be back tomorrow with additional pictures!

Each year my grade level does Turkey in Disguise.  I sent home my copy before realizing that blogland had it's own floating about! Gladys has a whole unit {here}AND Deanna has a freebie {here}.


I was never able to get to Ashley's Freebie today.  It's so worth a look {here}!  I will be back tomorrow with activities, centers, and a craft from other wonderful blogs!  You can link to each store by clicking each graphic above.

5 comments:

Alisha P said...

Everything looks fantastic!

Gladys said...

Looks like your day was full of fun learning!

P.S. Thanks for the shout out! :)

Sarah Paul said...

WOW! So many great activities. I already have a two of those units, but now I want all of them! Maybe for next year. :)
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Kelley Dolling said...

You have been such a busy girl!!! Lovin' all of the goodies you have been rollin' with. I recognize a little something too . . . that plate craft turned out so stinkin' cute! Thanks so much for the shout out :) Hugs and Merry Turkey!

Caitlin said...

How did I miss this post!?! Thanks so much for the shout out on your blog!! :) I love those Turkey's in Disguise! They came out so cute!!

Caitlin
Kindergarten Smiles