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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pilgrims and Indians... And this and that!

Hi blog friends! Halloween has come and gone and we have moved on to some Thanksgiving themed fun! Today we read some books about the first Thanksgiving and made Pilgrims and Indians for the hallway bulletin board.



Students wrote what it would be like if they were pilgrim boys and girls. They wrote some of the cutest and funniest things. Here are a few...
"I would eat corn."
"I would ride a horse."
"I would share with the Indians."
"I would go fishing."
"I would practice shooting."
"I would play outside."
"I would catch a turkey."

I have finally finished and uploaded my updated Thanksgiving unit... Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! A Feast of Thanksgiving Fun! The unit doubled in size and there are a bunch of new activities and crafts that I have added! :)

This is what you will get in this unit:
-Suggested Books 
-Classroom Cooking Butter in a Jar 
-Classroom Cooking Pumpkin Pie recipe/class graph activity 
-Venn Diagram to compare children today to pilgrim children 
-Venn Diagram to compare the first Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving today 
-Pilgrims can/have/are sheet
-Turkeys can/have/are sheet
-Indians can/have/are sheet
-How to Cook a Turkey 
-How to Catch a Turkey 
-Turkey craftivity pattern
-Paper Plate Turkey pattern 
-Pilgrim Girl/Boy pattern & writing sheets
-Indian Boy/Girl pattern and writing sheets
-Scarecrow craft pattern
-Mayflower craftivity
-Indian Corn Pattern 
-Thanksgiving Making Words center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Fun read the room activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Fun ABC Order center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving 1 More/1 Less Number Fun center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Syllable Sort center activity and recording sheet
-Thanksgiving Acrostic poem writing paper
-Thanksgiving writing paper
-Thanksgiving Fact & Opinion activity

You can check this unit out in my TpT shop!

and if you already have this unit go back and re-download the new, updated version for free! :)

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This week we had our own little election. We first talked about both candidates and what we knew about them. Then we discussed what a secret ballot was and made voter registration cards. Students took turns bringing me their voter cards and then casting their votes!

We used a too cute election freebie that I found at Teacher to the Core for our ballots!



When the votes were tallied... President Obama won 10 to 6.


And this week our 5th-8th grades put on a Veteran's Day program for the students and for some special Veterans we had visiting our school. We made these to display. I found the cute heart craft at The Sharpened Pencil.


Don't you like how this little cutie spelling "Country?" :)

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And my sweet little Dexter dog turned 3!!! He is growing up so fast! HA



I made home made dog treats for his birthday! I found the recipe on pinterest... he loved them! :)


Well that's all I got for tonight! If you have hung in there this long and made it to the end of this long post, I'd love to give the first person to comment my Thanksgiving unit! :) Don't forget to leave your email! :)

Tomorrow is Friday! YAY!
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12 comments:

Mrs. Parker said...

The Native Americans turned out so cute. We made Pilgrims. I'd like that craft for my students

learningwithmrsparker@gmail.com

Mrs Cupcake said...

Your bulletin board looks great! Love the crafts!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Jennifer said...

Love your new Native American craft!! It looks so cute!!

Jennifer
The First Grade Dream

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

You have such a cute classroom and such fun ideas for your students! Love it!

Britt
http://thebeahans.blogspot.com/

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...
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Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

You have such a cute classroom and such fun ideas for your students! Love it!

Britt
http://thebeahans.blogspot.com/

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

You have such a cute classroom and such fun ideas for your students! Love it!

Britt
http://thebeahans.blogspot.com/

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Tamera said...

I'm having a GiveAway.
Please stop by.
http://www.myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/11/polka-dot-birdie-giveaway.html

:)
Tamera

Elisabeth said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! :)

Rachelle said...

So cute!!!! Love your crafts!
-Rachelle
What The Teacher Wants

Elisabeth said...

Thanks Rachelle!!!! :) I love your stuff! :)