November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving in the classroom

Thanksgiving was always a fun little holiday in our classroom.
While we didn't do the big feast like the kinders, we had a lot of fun learning about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Some of my favorite things included Pilgrim children reports, comparisons, and art projects, sequencing the events, Thankful turkeys, hand print turkeys, playing Pilgrim games, etc.

Here are some of my favorite things I've found on many of your blogs that I love this year!

At First Grader At Last, I love her Thankful Plateful project. This could definately be something to send home for homework and have the kids share at school. I also love her thank you notes- perfect for a writing station! 

At First Grade is Fantabulous she has a great printable for your class to do "I am not a turkey". I think this is another fun homework activity for the kids to do.  They have to make turkey disguises and write about it.  There are some adorable ideas on Pinterest. 

Here is another link of Turkey disguises including a parent letter from Fabulous in First
As a teacher and mom I would LOVE to help my child do this! 

My kids always love comparing themselves to the Pilgrim children. Chalk Talk has great pictures for Venn diagram comparing. 

First Grade Wow posted an adorable Pilgrim children template and writing paper. It is so much cuter than what I was doing! I definitely will do this next time! 

At Teacher Idea Factory she posted an adorable place-mat idea as well as a Venn diagram to compare a regular dinner to a Thanksgiving feast. So creative! 

Do you have an creative Thanksgiving ideas for the classroom? 
Feel free to post a link in the comment box below! :) 

1 comment:

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Great little pilgrim project! We have been doing some things from my Thanksgiving writing pack. Click the link to check them out!

Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
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