These activities are ready to copy and go, without need for the sub to read lengthy directions. Explanations for students and for the sub are incorporated as scripts which headline some but not all worksheets. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine; the only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.
This full day of activities includes: Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher
to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Fiction and non fiction Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a portion of a book or the whole thing. Non fiction readers will record important facts and new words learned. They also have a place to rate the reading with 4 ?’s (4 = great...1 = yuk) These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
In social studies students will read a comprehension passage about Thanksgiving traditions; plan and design a Thanksgiving menu; and complete a word find puzzle with Thanksgiving vocabulary words.
In literacy block they will think and learn about when they say "thank you" and choose one event to write and draw about (graphic organizer provided). They will read about people in the community that we should thank: firefighters, soldiers, teachers, police, and parents. They will choose one (or more) to write a Thank You letter to.
In math they will play a Thanksgiving board game (3 digit addition with regrouping). They will read "thank you" story problems and choose the correct number sentence
They will review vocabulary learned with end of the day games. They will make a Happy Thanksgiving card.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standards Applied