Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thankful Feast!

Today we had our annual Thanksgiving Feast!  Yesterday the students worked in centers to make the food for their Thanksgiving lunch.  They made corn muffins, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie!  Wow!  The room needed some cleaning but they sure had fun!

We invited our parents to join us in this celebration!  Each student read one thing they were thankful for from their Thankful Turkeys and then they all pigged out!  Now we have to go home and cook our third turkey of the week!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pilgrims! Pilgrims! Pilgrims!

In our K class we have been learning all about the voyage of the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving.  Today we made cute Pilgrim girls and boys to go along with our 3D Native Americans.  The students had so much fun creating these cute faces and writing about how to save a turkey. They were very clever with their answers.  One student wrote “Save a turkey! Eat tofu!”  They look darling on the cabinets next to our Feather Frenzy Turkey math problems.  The room looks so festive for next week’s feast.  Everyone is bringing a vegetable to share and put in our class soup while we make cornbread, homemade butter, and a frosted turkey treat during morning centers.   It will be a great way to end this unit.

If you want the patterns for this 3D craftivity you can find them on our TPT store or by clicking here.  The speech bubble is not included in the packet but you can grab a freebie here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Today we made math turkeys in our two first grade classrooms.  We differentiated our math turkeys to meet our students' needs.  Students who needed extra fact family practice worked on the fact family turkey (above) in one class while other students worked on mastery of addition facts (below) in the other classroom.  If you want to try this math turkey craftivity with your class you can grab this freebie here.  Our kids loved making these!  Please let us know how this activity went by commenting below.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Math Activities

We are so excited to finally have our blog up!!!

For the past two weeks our first graders have been working on Thanksgiving activities. 

Each month our students create a glyph!  This month we were so pleased with the results!  These 3-D turkey glyphs turned out adorable!  They are even cuter when you add a real feather to the turkey if you have some available. 

Aren’t they great!  You can find this project on our TPT store by clicking here.   We hope your students enjoy it as much as ours did!

Continuing with our math theme, our students created Pattern Block Turkeys and graphed the information.  We used a paper plate instead of construction paper so the turkey body stood out from the pattern block tail.  Before students attached the body to the tail they completed a tally mark chart of the shapes they used.  Students used this worksheet to record the information on the graph.  They were so focused on designing their turkey tails you could hear a pin drop!  It was the perfect day for a visit from the principal! 

You can find this activity on our TPT store or by clicking here! 

Hope you enjoy it.  
Be sure to check back for more fun activities!!!