Are you on the lookout for MEANINGFUL Thanksgiving themed lessons for your kiddos? Look no further! Included in this bundle are two of my personal favorites: Thanksgiving Meal Planning...On a Budget! and Turkey's Final Plea - Argument Writing. Get them both for a discounted bundle price!
Thanksgiving Meal Planning...On a Budget!
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving activity that kiddos will enjoy while learning at the same time? This is it! In this activity, students work in groups to plan a Thanksgiving dinner for six on a budget. Each group has a different budget, but all have the same meal requirements. Some have plenty of money, others must shop very wisely. Students use store circulars to shop for items, keep a list of all ingredients, and write a reflection on what they learned by completing the activity.
Are you looking for a super decimal math lesson that goes along with the holiday? Students will need to add, subtract, and even multiply decimal numbers to find the total cost of their items as well as the total price when and item is sold by the pound.
I do this activity every year with my 5th graders. It has become one of our fifth grade traditions. The students always say that they can't believe how hard it is to stick to a budget when they want everything they see...hello, real world!!!
Turkey's Final Plea - Argument Writing
Students will love putting their argumentative skills to good use in this Thanksgiving writing lesson! Kiddos are called upon to put themselves into mindset of a Thanksgiving turkey and write a "final plea" from their point of view. Included are student directions, a graphic organizer, final copy paper, a completed model essay, and a basic scoring rubric.
It cracks me up every year to hear the things my students come up with. I've written down some of the best ideas over the years and included them in this purchase, in case students are struggling to come up with their own ideas.
Enjoy, and have a happy Thanksgiving!!!