Is Thanksgiving just about eating turkey? NO!
Understanding the concept of long ago is often difficult for children, but this book helps the children understand the past and the history of the holiday. By collaging items that depict the events, the children come to realize that this special holiday is more than just eating turkey. We use The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
by Ann McGovern to learn about the events leading up to this holiday.
Included are pages about:
❋ the Pilgrims
❋ the Mayflower
❋ their homes
❋ the food they grew
❋ the First Thanksgiving
Included are the pages for a writing journal!
Your children can write about each aspect in this Thanksgiving story. There are 2 formats for the journal, one for listing 3 facts about the concepts - great for beginning writers! The second journal has lines for writing a narrative about each aspect for the more experienced writer. Check out the thumbnails above to see samples of these pages.
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Then and Now!
Your students can create their own copy of this book!
Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program before sending the books home.
The teacher's copy can be laminated and placed in the class library for the children to read over and over during the year. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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