One of my FAVORITE books to read during this time of year is A Turkey for Thanksgiving. It's so cute! Well, the last page lends itself REALLY well to talking about prepositions. So, I usually take the time after this book to make a quick anchor chart to demonstrate the importance of using the correct prepositions.
I realize my anchor chart is a little less than amazing, but it gets the job done, right!? haha
I taught them how to draw the turkey and then gave them an example of what they could write in their books.
Some of their ideas were SO creative!
After I checked their sentences, I had them go through and highlight their preposition they used.
I was pretty impressed that they were using their Spelling Journal all on their own to look for words to spell. I seriously love these things.
You can download the Turkey Preposition book HERE for free!
Another writing we did during our turkey theme was our Class Book for "If I Was a Turkey." I just love seeing their creativity!
And one of my favorite math activities we do is our Turkey Math!
I've done this with grades 1-3, and the skills on the feathers and the numbers on the turkey change each year, depending on the grade and where we are in math at that point...
This year we are working on TEEN numbers and we did
base ten blocks
addition sentence (from the base ten blocks)
ten frames (I have a cool little ten frame stamp)
Since the skills change each year, I hand write what I want them to do on the feathers each year, instead of copying them off. Again, it's not the most amazing display, but it gets the job done and the turkeys always come out SO cute!
You can see the other versions I've done
Here is another 1st grade version....
this is a 2nd grade version....
And of COURSE we did our Monthly Family Projects this month.. I just LOVE the Camo turkey!!
Next week, we have 2 days of school. We'll be doing our Turkey Trot within our Pod (I'll be back to show you more of that!) and we'll also be making our Turkey casserole bags.
Head over to THIS post to check it out and download it for free!