We read I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie and wrote text to self connections, "If I were the old lady, I would swallow. . ." Love this craftivity from Cara Carroll over at The First Grade Parade. Darling!
I did these last year with my kiddos and again this year. The writing prompt can be found in Deanna Jump's Thanksgiving math and literacy unit. I traced each child's shoe to make the turkey body.
3 step how to writing and coffee filter turkeys
Pilgrim boys and girls
They had to make their own hair, eyes, mouth, and nose using construction paper from our scrap box.
Pilgrim girls and Pilgrim boys compare and contrast
now and then compare and contrast
Native Americans writing and craftivity.
The writing prompt says, "The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to . . ." This idea came from Deanna's website under November.
10 little Indians writing and craftivity from Julie Lee's blog. We sang this over and over again changing out Indian for Pilgrim, and Wampanoag.
Cut a sentence activity using the sentence "The Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower." This was seen on Deanna's blog last November.
Mayflower Tree map
the kids charted . . .
why they sailed
what is was like
yes this is huge! Also from Deanna.
We made long legged turkeys. You can find the instructions and poem in Deanna's Thanksgiving unit.
Here are some of the books we read for enjoyment and to build new learning.