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Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Activities... Continued

Here is the second version of the giant turkey.  The wings are painted with colorful dots.  


This interactive writing activity was done from the perspective of a turkey.  Students helped to generate sentences and helped with most of the writing.  I had to support the children in friendly letter format, as they were not familiar with this structure.


Finally, we did some study of the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.  I showed a video of the first Thanksgiving from the Discovery Education site to create background knowledge. I reread the same Thanksgiving story. During the first reading, I realized this was a very abstract concept for the children.  Their understanding increased after viewing the video. Each child was given one of these to take home.


 I got this idea from  the Dollar Tree's website.  I created the Mayflower tag and added the pilgrim.  The pilgrims came from the Making Learning Fun web page. I loved how these turned out!

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