Friday, December 2

what we did in November

I back from my blogging hiatus. I haven't checked up on the blog world in over a week. That is a long time for me. November flew by. I crammed all the holiday goodness in. I got to do everything I wanted to do except for the adorable pilgrims from Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies. Just couldn't muster the energy to cut any more patterns.

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
who 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.

Happy weekend!


Tina said...

WOW!! You have been so busy and have completed so many amazing activities!! I love them all, especially the shoe print cute!! Your students are so lucky to have a teacher that goes to so much trouble (that cutting out can be a killer!). Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful class work, I am so inspired!

Good Morning Mrs Rubie

Mrs. Shelton said...

Very cute!! I enjoy your blog! I gave you the sunshine award!!!

Annie Moffatt said...

So cute!! I agree, your students are lucky to have you as a teacher:)

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