Sunday, November 2, 2014

Get Ready to Teach in NOVEMBER {resources, books, and ideas}



I've been working on updating some of my older, original products to reflect a more current style and to better align with current teaching methods and standards. I am pleased to let you know that both the Turkey in Disguise and the How to Cook a Turkey packets have received complete makeovers. The original packet is still included in each, but they both now have all new pages as well. In fact the Turkey in Disguise packet now includes a whole new section geared towards persuasive writing. There are over 40 new pages included!!

If you previously purchased either of those products please go to you "my purchases" folder in your TPT account and redownload the file to receive all of the new pages. 









Surprise your students with a fun treat at snack time: 
{source:Child at Heart}

Love the idea of making this wreath as a class project to display on a classroom door.
{source: MPM School Supply}
I plan to make this a choice activity for the many indoor recesses I anticipate we'll have this month. I think the best way to do this would be to make ink pads and baby wipes available to keep the mess to a minimum.
{source: Scholastic}

This 3D turkey would be the perfect addition to a November bulletin board. I plan to have each student create one of their own and will attach their How to Cook a Turkey writing project to the top.

{source: Martha Stewart}


Below are some images and details of the products featured above from my classroom.

The Turkey in Disguise Project is always a favorite with the kids. You can read more about it on the original blog post.



We integrate some math (graphing) with writing when we complete a My Favorite Thanksgiving Food activity. The students graph their favorite food and together we analyze the data. Each child then writes a descriptive piece about their favorite foods and we create a paper pieced craft project to display with the writing on a bulletin board.



A good portion of the month of November in our classroom is spent learning about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags. Historically, (no pun intended) we make lapbook portfolios to document student learning. You may want to visit the original blog post for that as well. You can access that post here.

Plimoth Rock Around the Clock - A Performance Based Time Telling Activity



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