This 19 page download is a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving with your kiddos while incorporating the speaking, listening, and writing Common Core standards.
The first part of this download is a classbook activity titled "Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, Won't You Come To Dinner?" A great way to launch this lesson is by reading 'Twas' The Night Before Thanksgiving' by Dav Pilkey and/or 'A Turkey For Thanksgiving' by Eve Bunting. Both books are about turkeys who "escaped" being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner! Have the children brainstorm different reasons a turkey might say he or she is not coming to Thanksgiving dinner (I'll be at school, I'll be getting my nails done...the ideas are endless!). Have the children write and illustrate these ideas into the pages of this classbook for your students to enjoy again and again. This pre-writing parts of this activity works well to incorporate the speaking and listening Common Core standards. This makes a wonderful "just right" book for your classroom library.
The second part of this download is everything you need to complete a pumpkin pudding cooking activity in your classroom, while incorporating the Common Core writing standards (particularly standard 7). The recipe is for one individual serving per child. Everything is here, including a parent letter asking for needed supplies, a kid friendly recipe with picture clues, a note to go home after the activity explaining what was done in class, and 3 different pages to choose from to write about the experience.
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