Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving

What do you do when you only have a two day week before Thanksgiving break?  You search for some great activities to keep your students engaged, while having a little fun, too!
Are you looking for some activities, too?  Here are a few of our favorite activities from the week:
We listened to the wonderful book Thank you, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I love this book! It is one of my favorite books to share the week before Thanksgiving.   This is the story of Sarah Hale, who spent 35 years petitioning to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday.  It is because of her perseverance that we celebrate this holiday in America today.   After reading the book, we took time discussing perseverance. Students wrote about a time when they displayed perseverance.
The Pumpkin Pack:  Pumpkin Pie for All!

For math I found The Pumpkin Pack from Runde's Room and students completed the activities in math stations.

What types of activities do you complete in the short week before Thanksgiving?

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  2. Thank you, Melissa! I'm so excited to have a follower! Much appreciated:)

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