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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The NICE & NAUGHTY list!!

You know,  every year when December hits, it's like the rules go out the window...sound familiar?  So, I came up with this little activity to help my little sweeties remember how to be peacemakers and make good choices in the midst of a little chaos.

Here's how the lesson went down:
First, I made the big Santa and had the lists and headers ready to go.
I store the santa and use it each year. :)  
Next, I read each card aloud and I let my students tell me where each card fit.   Then, I taped them to the correct list.
Last, I let my students write about something that would keep them on the NICE list!  
You can find the cards and headers in THIS packet HERE!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Centers and Activities!!

November brings a busy time of year!  I've blogged about the following ideas before.  There are lots of center activities and Thanksgiving Ideas that you could add into your classroom!

November Craze
I have this print and go pack that is perfect for those busy days!  These activities will definitely keep your kiddos engaged in practicing important skills!  Look at all that FUN! 

Don't forget about your writing station!
There is a variety of writing that will fit all of your student's needs.  From list making, to labeling, to making books...it's all here!
Here's one thing that my students love to do!  I put the pieces and the cards in my writing center for them to work on.

This is probably my FAVORITE turkey that we make every year.  I don't have a picture of ours, so this is from her class.  It's from Cara at The First Grade Parade!  Her ideas are always a must!  
You can grab this freebie HERE.

Pilgrim Life Stations!!
Read the slides and if you have questions feel free to ask!  

Click HERE to grab the book for FREE!

Thanksgiving Centers

Ordering numbers to 12...
 I love my centers that integrate math and literacy…boom!
 Sorting word family words...
 Building sight words with letter feathers…FUN!
 I put this on Instagram, but in case you aren't an Instagrammer…this is one of the funnest centers for math…they are so engaged every time we do it….
Set the timer and hit go…stuff your turkey as fast as you can…
Students count and record how much "stuffing" they put in their turkey for Thanksgiving Day

For this game, I made up 10 headbands with feathers that had pictures on the feathers.  I randomly pass them out each day to 10 friends…the students in the group completing the activity walk around the room searching for the feathers that their friends are wearing on their head.  Then, they write the beginning sound.  Now, how fun is that…the whole class is involved!
Beginning Sound Spin & Write
Beginning and Ending Sounds…this was a little tricky for my kids right now, but I definitely could hear them trying...
This is great for common core…each child gets a mini tub of red and yellow counters…Then, they complete their Gobble, Gobble Counting Book making combinations of different numbers on each page.  This is in Turkey Time Math Centers.
These centers you can find in my Happy Thanksgiving Pack at my tpt store.  
They loved this one!  I added colored dots to match the feathers to make it easier for my kids to build the words.
If you bought my unit, make sure you download the revised one...there's a "goof" on this one...do you see it?
I fixed it and revised it!
You can find the Native American Craft at the link below.
I always love how these turn out each year!  We've been talking about symmetry so we designed these cool shirts for our Native American friends.  

This center was a HIT!  They caught the turkey with a fishing pole and then bingo dotted the matching letter.
Teacher Tip:  Instead of paper clips which always get pulled off from the fishing pole, just simply staple the corner of the game piece and it works perfect!  Easy peasy, lemon squeeze!
You can find this in my TPT Store for FREE!

Hopefully you found some ideas you can use in your own classroom!  
Happy Thanksgiving!
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