Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Post Thanksgiving Sale!

I totally missed the boat on throwing a black Friday sale!  I was too busy sitting around in my pjs, putting up my Christmas village, buying matching recliners for my hubby and I and eating leftovers!  Oh well, everything is 20% off today!  Have a fantastic day!  don't forget to relax and enjoy your time!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Best Thanksgiving Ever

Kind of funny, On Friday I was checking out pinterest and noticed that my sister in law, who is a teacher in NC pinned a coffee filter turkey craft.  The funny part was that I had just done that with my class, that day!!! They turned out pretty cute, and it was nice to do something different.

We read The Best Thanksgiving Ever by Teddy Slater.  It's a very cute story. At the end of the story the turkeys celebrate with Thanksgiving corn!  We used a circle map to brainstorm what other types of food the turkeys might like to celebrate with, besides turkeys.  
Then we made our turkeys and speech bubbles!  The turkeys were really easy to make.  I just  drew them and ran them through the copier that copies onto construction paper.  The kids cut them out.  They used scrap paper for the feet, beak and waddle.  They colored their coffee filters with markers in the morning and we sprayed them with water.  They were dry and ready to glue by the afternoon.  Last year I did this with my half day class, we had to color the coffee filters the day before.  

The kids were allowed to copy foods from the circle map onto their speech bubbles or they could sound out the words to spell other food items, one boy actually tackled quesadilla!  

Here are the speech bubbles!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Thanksgiving!
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Some Thanksgiving Stuff

I know it's been a while...sadly them Botox didn't do much for my chronic migraine.  I'm working on it from a nutritional angle.  My headaches no longer last for 3 days and that is a major improvement!  Even more sad, sitting down at the computer to type is not much fun with a headache.  But today is a good day.  So enough about me!  I wanted to talk about a few things I'm using in class right now!

This past week we started playing our Autumn Wishes Fall Nonsense Word Game during  small groups.  Most of the kids did much better than expected.  I think it really helps the kids who are still having a little trouble with letter sounds too. Not to mention it works wonders for blending!

The Thanksgiving CVC Word Card Game is also great for letter sounds and blending.

We do math choices nearly everyday.  The games students play during math choices are pretty much always the same, but we switch them out by theme. Right now we are using my Thanksgiving Math products.  

Anyway, you can find any of these in my TPT store.  Just click on the picture.  I hope they can make your planning a bit easier!

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