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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE DOWNLOAD : Thanksgiving FREEBIE”

by Sherry Clements

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

FREE: Thanksgiving Fix it Up Sentences (Capital Letters & Ending Punctuation) — 

This activity is connected to the CCGPS ELACCKL2a,b. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I and recognize and name ending punctuation. This is a one page Thanksgiving FREEBIE. It has a simple story including five sentences. The sentences are not written correctly. The first letter in each sentence is not capital, important names are not capitalized, and the ending punctuation is missing. Have your students rewrite each sentence correctly. Begin each sentence and important names with a capital letter and add the correct ending punctuation. The sentences used contain frequently used sight words and other decodable words that students should be able to read. These activities are great for morning work, literacy centers, or for a quick mini lesson on including capital letters and ending punctuation in sentences. Students can read the story to a partner or to the teacher after correcting the sentences. Students could also add other details to the story using the back of their paper.

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If interested, take a look at my Fix It Up Sentences (Packs 1, 2, and 3) as well as a bundle and themed packs.

Fix It Up Sentences (Pack 1)
Fix It Up Sentences (Pack 2) 
Fix It Up Sentences (Pack 3)
Fix It Up BUNDLE
Camping Fix It Up Sentences
The Park Fix It Up Sentences
Pets Fix It Up Sentences 
Fishing Fix It Up Sentences
Shapes (2D) Fix It Up Sentences
Pirates Fix It Up Sentences
Summer Fix It Up Sentences

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Christmas Fix It Up FREEBIE

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November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern






It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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4 Ways to Balance Reading & Writing Instruction

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Is your language arts instruction balanced? What’s good for reader’s workshop is good for writer’s workshop. This post outlines 4 ways to find that balance.
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Raise Your Hand
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 

Inspired by the Girls Scout’s new badge encouraging girls to speak up in class, this post offers some ways to encourage reluctant participants to raide their hand and speak up in your classroom.
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Great Gifts for Children

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We all want to give our children their most desired gifts. Here are some inexpensive but worthwhile gifts that promote happy memories and rich relationships throughout their lives.

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Whoa, The Behaviors!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

The students have become secure with you as their teacher. You’re starting to see that they are comfortable with each other as well. This combination is something you want; however, it can bring out behaviors in students that are distracting to all that you have worked for!
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3 Ways to Use Comic Strips as Writing Scaffolds

2livNlearn of 2livNlearn

 

Comic strips can be used a scaffold to make writing more accessible to learners, reduce intimidation, motivate students to share their thinking, and make writing fun!

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Thanksgiving Traditions and Fun Classroom Resources
By Greg Litton of  Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

 

Do you enjoy special Thanksgiving Traditions? Here you will find some fun facts and two great resources.
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Bartering for Resources
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 

Teaching students about the relationship of region to natural resource, and the importance of bartering amongst Native American tribes. This is a simple and effective lesson! FREEBIE
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8 Essential Handwiting Readiness Skills
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

This 4-minute video demonstrates what skills are needed for young children before they are ready to learn to print.
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Thanksgiving Poem Template”

by Mrs Thompson’s Treasures

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

 

 

This cute and easy to use template is a great activity for your students to get thinking about everything they have to be thankful for!

Perfect for a Thanksgiving week fun activity!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Turkey Writing Paper Topper FREEBIE”

by Josie’s Place

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

Enjoy this free turkey topper for your Thanksgiving writing activities. It’s part of my Disguise a Turkey activity for grades 2-3. If you like the writing paper, you can grab it below.
There are 70 different designs for use throughout the year.

If you’re looking for a Disguise a Turkey Activity with math and language art activities designed for kids in grades 2-3, check out
DISGUISE A TURKEY in my store.
Do you teach K-1? Check out TURKEY TIME that includes emergent readers, math activities, and so much more.
I’m So Fancy Writing Paper Freebie Included!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving Free Printable! Line word search! FUN!”

by Alferi

1st – 4th Grade

 

 

Students will find the Thanksgiving words in the word line search.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Math Counting How Many More To Make Ten? Pilgrim Color Version”

by Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

This task card activity provides counting and fine motor skill practice at the same time. A student looks at the number of objects that the character is holding, then he counts on to see how many more are needed to make ten. The student can mark his answers by clipping a clothes pin onto the answer, by covering the answer with a mini eraser, button, or any small game markers that you have in your classroom. I suggest laminating the cards for durability. If the cards are laminated, the students can circle the correct answer with a wipe off marker or crayon. To make the cards self-correcting put a small sticker or draw a star over the correct answer on the back of the card.

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Creative Writing – November”

by Ashleigh

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Use these November themed creative writing prompts to supplement your writing workshop. This activity is a great resource for morning work, students who finish their work early, and more more! These prompts were written to encourage divergent thinking and creativity. This can be printed as a booklet or as full size pages.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREEBIE Turkey Subtraction”

by Sherry Clements

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

FREEBIE Turkey Subtraction —

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This one page FREE resource includes ten equations subtracting from 10. Images of turkeys are shown for each equation with a certain number of turkeys with an “X” on them to show they have been taken away. Students will look at the images and fill in the blanks for the entire equation.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Printables Mini Set ~ NO PREP! Reading Comprehension”

by Teacher Karma

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

Thanksgiving Printables – NO PREP {FREE version} was designed to keep your students learning and engaged during the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

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This FREEBIE includes the following:

** Thanksgiving Response Prompts
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie

If this FREE Thanksgiving resource is a good fit for you and your classroom, please keep reading or click on the link found below.

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

The description about The Thanksgiving Printables full-product version is listed below:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

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This can also be used for Guided Reading during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Using the Thanksgiving Printables in your classroom will give your students an opportunity to:

*Develop an in-depth understanding of the first Thanksgiving
*Encourage students to actively engage in deep thinking and metacognition
*Engage your students in creative learning through interactive printables
*Challenge students to think beyond the text

**You will find a wide range of student printables and activities to meet the needs of all of your students.

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Included in Thanksgiving Printables:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

**** Printable 2 page copy of The First Thanksgiving story that can be used with the following printables:
** Reading Response Prompts
** The First Thanksgiving Connections
** Connect to the Story
** How the Pilgrims Felt
** The First Thanksgiving Text Elements
** Visualizing The First Thanksgiving
** The First Thanksgiving
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Design a Flyer
** Pilgrims: Many Changes
** Letter to the Native Americans

**** Additional Thanksgiving Printables:
** Turkey: Can / Have / Are Writing
** Thanksgiving: Was / Can / Is Writing
** Pilgrims A to Z
** Thanksgiving Word Scramble
** Thanksgiving ABC Order
** How to Catch a Turkey
** Letter From a Pilgrim
** Being Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving Word Search
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** I Am Thankful
** Thanksgiving Compound Words
** About Thanksgiving
** Vowel Review
** My Life as a Pilgrim
** Life on the Mayflower
** Thanksgiving Traditions
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {girl version}
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {boy version}
** Turkey Time!
** Life Aboard the Mayflower
** My Pilgrim Story
** I Am Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving
** The LIfe of a Pilgrim

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Reflections (No Prep) FREEBIE”

by MrsTech

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

There are so many things to be thankful for this time of the year and always. This short activity is no-prep and has students reflect on their Thanksgiving. This activity is great to do as bell work or as a journal activity the first day back from break so that they can tell you all about their break without spending the whole day listening to stories about Thanksgiving Break.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Three Digit Subtraction With Regrouping Thanksgiving Theme 3.NBT.2”

by Copper Classroom

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

Need extra subtraction practice? These printables focus on three digit subtraction. Most problems require regrouping. No prep, just print and go. There is an answer key included.

 

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Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

The 4 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.

Included in this resource:
✓ How I Use This Resource
3, 4, 5, & 7 Paragraph:
✓ Peer Editing Checklist Half Page
✓ Peer Editing Checklist Full Page
✓ Terms of Use
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

Try part of the opinion essay bundle before you buy it right here…FREE Opinion Writing Basic Rubric CCSS Aligned

*Teacher rubric on one side while student self-assessment is on the other side when printed.
*Rubrics are created with variation to meet your classroom’s needs.
*Can print rubrics front and back to save on paper (cut it in half.)
*Peer edits for students to share and learn from each other.
*It’s a very detailed checklist.
*For a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph opinion essay.
*Checklists are full & half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers and students.
*Easy scoring on a 10 or 5 points each category out of 100 points.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Teacher and student self assessment to grade a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.7 & W.3-5.8 by having students conduct a research project by assigning a prompt. Have them gather relevant information through printed or digital sources. Be sure to have them add a bibliography.
*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Can be used as enrichment for 2nd grade students.

The way I use this resource…
In writing, I scaffold and model information to my students. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I start with the basic rubric and introduce 1-3 new concepts each essay. Once I introduce a concept, I hold students accountable for the concepts I taught. If it appears that the majority of the class does not understand the concept, I do not hold them accountable and I reteach the concept. I try not to stifle their creativity by focusing on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation during the first two terms of school depending on the class. I also can easily use the 6 traits of writing with the rubrics. Make sure you choose a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable.
Next, I introduce the peer editing checklist. I have students pair up and exchange papers. I have clipboards students can use while they sit around the room for this activity. It’s important for you to model for the students how to peer edit. Many times students just want to be nice and not give feedback. However, this is a great opportunity for students to read each others essays and learn from each other. I try not to let the same students peer edit with each other every time in order for students to view a variety of styles over the school year.
Finally, you are able to print front and back! Then you can cut them in half to save on paper. For example, pages 12 and 13 are the same rubric. Simply print it from your computer or printer as two-sided. If this does not work for you, print the first rubric for a full page rubric.
Happy Teaching!
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Social Skills All Year

by Kathy Babineau

Grades KG – 5th

 

This kit contains 240 cards covering seasonal scenarios and topics. For each month of the year (including summer months), there are 4 Topic Talker cards, 4 Role Playing cards, 4 Facial Expression/Body Language cards, 4 Problem Solver cards, and 4 Perspective Taker cards, for a total of 20 cards for each month of the year. Cards are simply marked with the month of the year, but they can also be mixed and matched throughout the year if you would rather not focus on themes.

The Topic Talker Cards offer suggested topics of conversation, many of which are related to timely topics and holidays. Some other generic school based topics have been included in order to be sensitive to students who may not observe particular holidays. These topic talker cards are helpful for students who are trying to work to maintain on-topic exchanges with peers, addressing attention to conversation and even general expressive and receptive language.

The Role Playing cards also address many timely topics. When using the Role Playing cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.

The Facial Expression/Body Language cards are fun to use to think about and practice ways that we communicate with our faces and our bodies.

The Problem Solver cards offer students opportunities to think about social situations, analyze the problem and generate practical solutions. There is not always just one correct answer to these problems.

The Perspective Taker cards encourage students to put themselves in a situation or in someone else’s shoes and decide how they might feel.

To use this kit, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget.

I hope you like this and find it helpful when working with your students!

Kathy Babineau

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November Turkey Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November and time for our Thanksgiving version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Turkey Day, we have some great ideas for you. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Swap 

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Don’t you just love the aroma of turkey roasting in the oven? Sometimes I think that it smells better than it tastes. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Since Thanksgiving is the time for savory, mouth watering delights, how about having your class participate in a favorite recipe swap. This will get them ready for the holiday and have some fun while doing it.

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The Post Election Classroom

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

A strategy to use for healing post election anxiety that your students may be experiencing.

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Make Math FUN this Thanksgiving!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder’s Classroom

Engage your students with these Thanksgiving Math riddles worksheets! I began creating math riddles to make math more fun in my own classroom. I love hearing my students giggle as they solve the riddle at the end of the worksheet. Students solve problems, each problem has a letter assigned to it and the letters help to solve the riddle. It is a great way to combine fun and learning! Make math FUN!

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Getting Started with Google Classroom

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Here is a primer for getting started with Google Classroom!

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Thanksgiving STEM Challenge: Turkey Transporter

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Highly engaging STEM challenge to keep your kids focused before the holiday. Includes modifications for grades 2 – 8.

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Teach your student how to have a productive discussion

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Teach your student how to have a productive discussion.

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Understanding and Supporting Pencil Grasp Development: 3 – 6 years.

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

As a school based Occupational Therapist the most frequent issue teachers ask me about is pencil grasp. Today I will explore: What grasps look like in the major three categories. Why some grasps are more advantageous than others. What ages typically-developing children are using these three types of grasp.

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Passion and Purpose: Bravery in a Broken World

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

With this week’s news being the icing on the cake, it’s imperative that we remember our passion and purpose in the classroom. This is the story of how one educator does just that, along with some resources, paid and free for doing so.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Turkey Color By Numbers – Numerical Expressions (5.OA.1) FREEBIE”

by Quinnessential Lessons

4th – 6th Grade

 

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This printable Holiday Turkey is perfect for the last few days before Thanksgiving. The color by numbers activity is aligned with the Common Core Standards (5.OA.1).

Students solve each of the numerical expressions using order of operations. Then using the color code on the page, students color each sections of the turkey.

I have added a page for students to show their work and an answer key

Graphics by http://www.mycutegraphics.com/

Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask.

Kim

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Daily 5 Check In Smartboard Freebie – Turkey Theme”

by Smart Kinder Kids

Pre-Kindergarten – 4th Grade

 

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This colorful Fall inspired Daily 5 Check In SmartBoard is sure to get your kids excited about Daily 5 learning and learning to make choices!

There are five slides to use for check in. You can use just one or use the different colored ones for different days or rotations.

Teachers can track their students’ whereabouts in the room and ensure that all stations are being used and that students don’t go
Files can be saved by day, for the week or over the course of the year by using the “Save As” button and saving them by their date. You can also clone the page and add to different color backgrounds for different days of the week or different rotations.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Thankful Writing Craftivity”

by Laura Candler

3rd – 7th Grade

 

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Thankful Writing is a lesson plan and a set of printables for teaching students to write a simple expository paper about the things they are thankful for. You’ll find directions for introducing this easy expository format, leading a brainstorming session, and working with students as they complete Thanksgiving essays. The best part is that they can glue their essays into a folder, decorate them, and share them with their families on Thanksgiving Day!

This lesson is newly revised, but it’s still the same basic lesson. If you’ve used it before and like the updates, please leave feedback. Thanks!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving FREEBIES”

by Mary Bown

1st – 5th Grade

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thankful Pumpkin Craft Instructional Guide {FREEBIE}”

by Innovative Teacher

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

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The Thankful Pumpkin is a great class activity that encourages your students to think about what they are thankful for. Included is an instructional guide on how to make this craft.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Downloads”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

1st – 2nd Grade

 

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FREE DOWNLOADS: FREE Thanksgiving Fun! Thanksgiving Addition Facts – Color Your Answers Printable!

FREE Thanksgiving No Prep Printable that can be used for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. One copy for the students and one copy with the answers for some fun for Thanksgiving!

Click here to see my Thanksgiving Fun! Addition – Color Your Answers Printables.

Terrific Freebie if you are studying:
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving Menu!”

by 1st Grade Salt Life

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

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Students can fill and and draw what they would make for Thanksgiving!

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “First Thanksgiving Lesson and Pop Up Book”

by Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

2nd – 4th Grade

 

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Have fun teaching your students about the first Thanksgiving between the Wampanoag Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Then allow your students to think about what they are grateful for this year. Finally, have your students create their own pop up books.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Thanksgiving Centers Free Pie Centers Math Literacy Kindergarten Preschool SPED”

by Lodrew

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten

 

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Serve up some fun with these free pie dice games. For kindergarten, preschool, SPED, or any early childhood setting.

Pie Dice Games

1] Pie Plates Roll & Cover (Roll 1 die and serve up pie slices until your mat is full.) – comes with:
a] Table Mats with 6 Plates (4 colors with dice) (laminate and give one to each player)
b] 6 Numbered Pie Covers (laminate and give six to each player)

2] Pie Roll & Color Worksheet – Roll 1 die and color each corresponding pie slice.

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October Teacher Talk 3

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s BOO-tober and time for October Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Halloween and other Autumn holidays, you don’t want to miss this issue of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators have to say for this month.

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Journals: From a Kid’s Point of View

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Part one of a blog series about journaling, as told by fourth graders!

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BOO-Tober Time for Sensory Poetry

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s BOOtober and the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing in your 5-8 grade students. Fall is the perfect season for this. Can’t you just hear the rustling of leaves under your feet, or the howling wind as the days begin to grow colder. How about biting into that first crisp red apple of the season. I just love Macouns, my tongue waters as I think about the tart sweetness of my favorite fruit.

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BOO! MEOW! EEK! WHHOO! HA-HA-HA!

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

The natural rhythm of songs and poetry enhances fluency, especially for beginning and struggling readings. Add fun with sound effects and then add even more fun by recording the results!

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Multiply the Fun

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Combine task cards with QR code and students BEG to practice multiplication!

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Make Math FUN this Halloween!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom


Make Math FUN this Halloween with these engaging Math Riddles! Each problem corresponds to a letter that helps to solve the riddle at the bottom of the page. My students love these!

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3 Ways for AAC Users to Get their Game Face On

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

If you’re looking for some fun and spooky Halloween activities for speech-language therapy, here are some ideas for you, and a free resource, too.

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Halloween STEM Challenge: Ghosts in the Graveyard

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Keep your kids engaged this Halloween with spooky STEM challenges!

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Pumpkin Themed Activities and Resources

By Alison Monk of the Literacy Garden

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin mania!! Yes, I am also quite a fan of everything PUMPKIN. I love the soothing taste of a Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea or the delightful aroma of pumpkin scented soaps and air fragrances. And don’t forget the pumpkin roll with the cream cheese filling!!! So, now that you are drooling with me, how about some pumpkin ideas for your home and classroom?

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Math Routines to Boost Student Achievement

By Shametria Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Check out four classroom routines that will allow you to use your time both effectively and efficiently, increase critical thinking skills, and boost student achievement at the same time. This series highlights four of my favorite routines: starters, number talks, math talks, and daily problem solving. These routines are tried and true and through this series I share how I made them work for me and my students in my own classroom. 

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Positive Behavioral Supports for PreK Classrooms

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

As I began working on a new Visual Schedule project for PreK, I did a little digging into research-based practices to support positive behaviors in preschool classrooms. What did I find? 

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Setting Up Captivating Stations

By Mary Moore of Moore Resources

As I was considering how to do these and captivate interest, I decided to utilize my new ‘math stations idea’ and create ” Colorful Captivating Station Bags”. To create these great engaging station bags….read more at MMooreEducationalResources.com/blog

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thankful for Suffixes”

by Curriculum Craze

2nd – 3rd Grade

 

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Thankful for Suffixes is an “I Have, Who Has” game for the whole class. This game contains words with the suffixes -er, -less, -ful, and -ly.

Copyright © 2012 Amy Grout
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Mystery Freebie!!!! Every-TURKEY will love this!”

by Jennifer Drake

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

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It’s a mystery…you won’t know what your freebie is until download!

Your students are sure to love this ‘mystery’ that is Thanksgiving themed!

If you are looking for a quick, no-prep, fun way to integrate learning and fun, this mystery freebie is just for you!

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Not Your Normal November Unit — Upper Elementary

November No Prep — Not Your Normal November Unit

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This No Prep Unit includes printables and passages that can easily stand-alone or serve as springboards for discussion and expansion. They are November and Thanksgiving themed and most are matched with video or interactive clips from Scholastic, History.com and Plimouth Plantation.

This No Prep Unit contains social studies activities, Common Core State Standards aligned English Language Arts and math lessons, art projects, school culture and hope projects, math task cards, a science experiment and an all new Wampanoag Cinderella story with an huge interactive notebook literary component to help deepen student understanding of literary elements and the Wampanoag culture.

92 page
20 Math Task Cards – November Themed

Table of Contents
November Outline and Clips to Watch Math the Printables and Lessons page 3
#1 Wampanoag Facts Printable page 5
#2 Wampanoag Facts Printable: Language page 6
#3 Wampanoag Folklore Printable page 18
My Own Wampanoag Tale page 19
# 4 My Notebook Wampanoag Words page 23
# 5 Before the First Thanksgiving page 25
# 6 The First Thanksgiving page 26
# 7 The Mayflower page 27
# 8 The Landing page 28
# 9 The Mayflower Compact page 29
# 10 Plymouth Colony – What Would You Do? page 30
# 11 My Compact page 31
# 12 The Pilgrims page 32
# 13 Harvest Festival page 33
# 14 Doubling it Up – A Little Turkey Day Math page 34
Achiq: The Wampanoag Cinderella – The Story page 35
Achiq: The Wampanoag Cinderella – Interactive Notebook Story Unit page 40
Thanksgiving Science: Cranberry Chemistry – Spy Ink page 76
Turkey Glyphs page 80
Fall Art Projects page 84
Leaf Pressing
Corn Husk Dolls
Make a Mayflower
# 15 Veteran’s Day page 85
I Am Hopeful – I Am Thankful Unit page 87
A unit that helps students find hope in their lives as well as
things to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving Math page 91
Hubbub page 92
Fifth Grade Thanksgiving/November Math Task Cards page 93

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November Teacher Talk

       By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern  

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Read what these innovative teachers are doing in their classrooms 

Rainbow City Learning

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This is the Single Most POWERFUL Teaching Tool

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

If you are a teacher or a therapist, you will want to make sure you are using this tool to your fullest!

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How Do I Provide Therapy for AAC Users? Try This

By Susan Berkowitz of susan-berkowitz

Think speech therapy is different from what you do with other students? Think again. This post tells you why.

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My Life’s Work

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Next month I’m going to be presenting my work on the automaticity of handwriting to a group of 150 Wisconsin school-based occupational therapists. I have a little little sneak preview for you, and a free gift – for a limited time.

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Silver Boxes: Gifts of Encouragement

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Who doesn’t like presents? Silver boxes can transform your classroom! Teach students to give gifts of encouragement.

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Happy Native American Heritage Month

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

Tips for Celebrating Native American Heritage

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9 Ways to Use Task Cards

By Mary Moore of Moore Resources

 Task Cards are so Versatile Even in Middle and High School! They are great because students feel they have a choice in which task they do first and in middle school this is a great way to engage students. Another benefit of task cards is that students do not feel overwhelmed by worksheet after worksheet of problems to do. It breaks up the day, week, or month. Read below about 9 ways you may use task cards.

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Thanksgiving STEM Olympics

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Five engaging Thanksgiving STEM challenge ideas to follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrims!

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Connecting Literature with our Latino Learners

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

As a teacher in a Latino community (and a Latina), I am acutely aware that students need to see mirrors of themselves in literature. Here is a list of books I’ve read to my kids.

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Engaging Assessment Tools

By Shametria Routte of The Routty Math Teacher

Using a variety of ongoing assessment techniques is an important way to assess how students are progressing toward mastery of a concept or skill. Traditional methods include tests and quizzes; however, there are a host of other tools that will not only keep your students engaged but will also provide the feedback that you need to get a gauge on your students’ understanding. This post offers 5 engaging assessment tools that you can use to fill your assessment toolbox.

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New Blog Series: Extraordinary Math Hacks

By Tammy Roose of Tarheelstate Teacher

Sharpen your pencils, pull out your 10-sided dice and base-10 blocks, and get ready for some math lesson hacks that you can use right away! I’m going to show you some Extra-ordinary Math Hacks that take my math time from *yawn* to “da-Bomb!”

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TEACH KIDS TO BE THANKFUL THIS HOLIDAY WITH STONE SOUP

By Mary Carr of Carberry Creations

We know that social skills are important, and that many of our students could benefit from a bit of direct instruction in the matter, but alas, testing strategies prevail, and social skills fall to the back burner. Perhaps not today. I would like to share with you my favorite read aloud story for this time of year which will allow you to target the test taking strategies, and with only a little extra time from your day, you can integrate a bit of social skills curriculum in too (but shhh… don’t tell the politicians, or school administrators.)

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Connecting with Parents

By Dr Crystal Brown of Dr Crystal Brown

20th Century and 21st Century Communication Mash-Up: Learn two effective ways to communicate with students’ parents. 


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So Much to Be Thankful For

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

As a teacher, I feel it’s part of my responsibility to help my students think about the good things that they have going, and to be thankful for their blessings.

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So Much to Be Thankful For

 

 

So Much to Be Thankful For!I can remember my grandmother sitting in her big rocking chair that was placed in her favorite spot, next to a picture window where she kept all of her plants. I would sit on her lap and she would sing about the beautiful autumn leaves dancing to the ground in their colorful dresses. I can’t remember the tune or the words, but that wonderful memory has always been vivid in my mind. as if it were yesterday. I’m so thankful for this experience.

I can remember standing on the front porch waiting for my mom to take me shopping downtown. I loved to shop with her. We used to go to a store called Eli Moore, they had everything that a little girl could want. First stop was the shoe department, and I’d get my black patent leather shoes, next we’d go to the clothes department. I was so spoiled back then, as an only child, I was showered with beautiful things to wear and great toys. Shopping done, we’d go to this café for lunch and a yummy desert. My mom passed on when I was 15 so these moments mean so much for me and I’m thankful for the short time that I was able to spend with her.

I have so many things to be thankful for, a wonderful husband, my Siberian Husky, friends and family who love me. We’re healthy, other than some aches and pains. Our house is in the woods and it is our own little paradise. I can’t think of anything else that I need, other than a few million dollars, lol!

As a teacher, I feel it’s part of my responsibility to help my students think about the good things that they have going, and to be thankful for their blessings. To introduce them to this activity, I tell them the story about my grandmother, and or my mom.  Then I will pass out task cards with Thanksgiving images on them and ask the kids to write down what they’re thankful for and we put them into a decorated Thanksgiving box. They can write as many things as they wish, The Wednesday before Thanksgiving recess. I pass the box around the room and each child, as well as myself, chooses a card and we read what is on it, then try to guess whose card it is and give it to its owner.

I usually end up moved to tears  and so do some of the kids, as this activity is so meaningful to all of us..

Please take a look at my values lesson

Seasonal November What I'm Thankful for

What Am I Thankful For?

Two November

Themed Activities

 

 

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