Thanksgiving Week

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This week we only have school Monday and Tuesday.  I am definitely ready for the break!  Since we only have two days we won’t be using our normal ELA curriculum, and that frees up a little time for some seasonal activities.

We are going to read my favorite Thanksgiving story A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting.  If you haven’t read it before, it is a super cute book.  Mrs. Moose wants to have a turkey for Thanksgiving.  She sends Mr. Moose out to find a turkey, which he drags to their house.  The surprise ending is that Mrs. Moose wants turkey to be a guest, not dinner!

After we read we are going to make a flap-book to retell the story.

We are also going to read All About Turkeys by Jim Arnosky.  I love pairing fiction and nonfiction titles on the same topic.  After reading students are going to web four new facts they learned about turkeys.

I also created a fact family practice sheet to go with our theme this week.
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Hi, I’m Jaymie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I taught for 17 years including 12 years in First Grade, 4 years as a Reading Interventionist, and 1 year in Pre-K. 

I have a passion for creating rigorous, easy to use primary resources that require little or no prep! I hope you find some easy ideas to take back to your classroom or use in your homeschool!

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