Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Bundle

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As teachers, we know the holidays are jammed packed! You are trying to keep up with your assessments, add some holiday fun, and juggle a ton of extras like plays, concerts, and other activities. You DESERVE a little break from all of the business.

This bundle will make holiday planning easier!

What does this include?

--Thanksgiving Activities Pack ( 54 pages including some keys )

This product is geared for my second graders, but would work for other grade levels too! If you need some plans to fill the short week before Thanksgiving that are educational, but more fun than usual... this is just what you need.

This packet includes:
Page One- Cover of product
Mini-Booklet: (Each page has two copies / half sized)
Page Two- Booklet covers
Page Three- Pilgrims page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page Four- Mayflower page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page Five- Native Americans page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page Six- Growing Crops page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page Seven- Harvest page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page Eight- Thankful page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page Nine- First Thanksgiving page (picture and fill-in the blank sentence)
Page 10- Word Choice Page

Writing Activities:
Page 11- The First Thanksgiving Flip Book Page One (When? & Where? and Did What?)
Page 12- First Thanksgiving Flip Book Page Two (Why?)
Page 13- Thanksgiving at My House
The First Thanksgiving
Page 14- How to Cook a Turkey
Page 15- Venn Diagram (Pilgrims and Wampanoag)
Page 16- Venn Diagram (Then and Now)

Coloring Pages
Page 17- Turkey Picture
Page 18- Turkey Picture

More Writing Activities
Page 19- The First Thanksgiving
Page 20- A Trip on the Mayflower
Page 21- Why did the Turkey Run Away?
Page 22-Thanksgiving Acrostic

Math Related Activities:
Page 23- Make a Big Pie Favorite Pictograph
Page 24-Make a Big Thanksgiving Foods Favs Pictograph
Page 25- Sums of 10
Page 26- Telling Time (to the Hour and Half Hour)
Page 27- Comparing Numbers (Coloring Activity)
Page 28- Addition (Two Digits) Leaves Format
Page 29- Addition +9's Acorn Format
Page 30- Reading a Graph (Pies)
Page 31- Subtraction (Double Digit)
Page 32- Addition Facts (Color to find the Hidden Word)
Page 33- Basic Fractions (Fall Pictures)
Page 34- Basic Fractions Second Page
Page 35- Place Value (Standard, Expanded, and Word Form)
Page 36- Place Value Second Page
Page 37- Key to the Turkey Addition Coloring Sheet
Page 38- Addition Coloring Page- Makes a Turkey
Page 39- Key to the Mayflower Addition Sheet
Page 40- Mayflower Addition Coloring Sheet


Thanksgiving Bulletin Board:
Page 41- Shows the layout for the board
Page 42- Template for the children to complete
Page 43- Large Font Title
Page 44- Large Font Title
Page 45- Large Font Title

Additional Fun Activities:
Page 46- Directions for a finger painting tree activity (3 per page)
Page 47- Tree Template
Page 48- Directions for leaf coloring sheet (3 per page)
Page 49- Leaf Collage Sheet
Page 50- Fall Word Sort (Short and Long Vowels) Directions (2 per page)
Page 51- Pumpkin Sheet for Page 50
Page 52- Long and Short A words and Directions (2 per page)
Page 53- Apple Template for page 52
Page 54- Fall Acrostic Poem

Page 55- Credits


--Thanksgiving WebQuest ( 32 pages including keys)

This is a printable booklet about the First Thanksgiving. Your students will need to access this website:
http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/

This is a wonderful resource. I have used it for years. The children love being able to navigate it on their own, but aren't so crazy about just doing a regular old worksheet so, I created a booklet that corresponds to this website.

It is fun and educational. The students will have to reread, listen to text, and comprehend nonfiction text in order to complete the booklet. It is interesting!

Because the website allows children to listen to the text, all children can be successful on this assignment. It also promotes independence as well as differentiation.

This is a wonderful technology based activity to do the week of Thanksgiving!

It includes:
- Decorative Cover Page
- Student Booklet Cover Page
- The Mayflower Reading and Comprehension/Following Directions Page
- Daily Life Housing Page (Comparison of Pilgrims & Wampanoag)
- Daily Life Clothing Page ( Comparison of Pilgrims & Wampanoag)
-Daily Life Food Page ( Comparison of Pilgrims & Wampanoag- listing and facts)
- Daily Life Chores Page (Listing Comparison of Pilgrims & Wampanoag)
- Daily Life Schools Page (Cloze Style comparison)
-Daily Life Games Page (Open Ended Questions)
- The Feast Page (Main Idea & Summarizing/ Then & Now)
- Letters From the Mayflower Page ( Summarizing/Comprehension)
- Letters From a Wampanoag Child Page (Summarizing/Comprehension)
- Letters From a Pilgrim Child Page ( Summarizing/Comprehension)
- Letters From a Wampanoag Child Page (Summarizing/Comprehension)
- Letters From a Pilgrim Child (Summarizing/Comprehension)
- Letters for a Wampanoag Child (Summarizing/Comprehension)
- Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram Page
- Each page includes an answer key

---Student Made 2017 Calendar Christmas Gift for Parents ( 57 pages - tons of variety)

UPDATED every year!! Super easy with tons of options!

Print this packet for each child. It includes a writing activity for each month of the 2017 year. I recommend printing the pages so that they are back to back. When you open the calendar, the writing for the month will be above the calendar for that month.

The children can decorate and color each month's calendar. They can even add special dates or just leave it blank.

You can use your school's binding machine to connect the pages to create a calendar! You could also punch holes and connect the pages with ribbon. No matter how you present it, it will be an economical, fun, and creative project for your students and a nice gift for the parents.

** There are two different versions of the prompt pages: No lines for PreK and K so they can draw pictures, and lined pages for 1st grade and up so they can write and draw a picture!

**Canadian pages have been added for October, November, and a page for Canadian Day in July.

Product Details:
- Decorative Cover
- January Writing Prompt
- January Calendar
-February Writing Prompt
-February Calendar
-March Prompt
- March Calendar
- April Prompt
-April Calendar
-May Prompt
-May Calendar
-June Prompt
-June Calendar
-July Prompt
-July Calendar
-August Prompt
-August Calendar
-September Prompt
-September Calendar
-October Prompt
-October Calendar
-November Prompt
-November Calendar
-December Prompt (3 in which to choose)
-December Calendar (3 in which to choose)
-Credits Page


---T'was the Night Before Christmas Pack ( 25 pages including keys)

Introduce your class to some quality and classic literature while integrating new Common Core reading closely approaches. This packet focuses upon all 5 reading elements: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Print this two on a sheet to create a lovely booklet! This is great for independent work for third and fourth graders. This would be great for a whole class activity for second graders.

This pack includes :

Page 1- Cover
Page 2- Reading Elements Teacher Page
Page 3- Twas’ the Night Before Christmas (Poem page 1)
Page 4-Twas’ the Night Before Christmas (Poem page 2)
Page 5- Phonics Review (long vowel sort)
Page 6- Phonemic Awareness -Locating Rhyming Words (Page 1)
Page 7-Phonemic Awareness -Locating Rhyming Words (Page 2)
Page 8- Comprehension Strategy: Main Idea - Write the Main Idea of sections of the poem into my exclusive “Thinking Bubbles”
Page 9- Poem Page 2 of Thinking Bubbles
Page 10- Poem Page 3 of Thinking Bubbles
Page 11- Vocabulary- Using context clues to write the meaning of bolded vocabulary words
Page 12- Page 2 of context clues
Page 13- Page 3 of context clues
Page 14- Fluency- Choral Reading (Poem sectioned off and ready to cut apart for group readings and rereadings)
Page 15- Page 2 of Choral Readings
Page 16- Page 3 of Choral Readings
Page 17- Vocabulary- Multiple Choice Context Clues and Vocabulary
Page 18- Multiple Choice Page 2
Page 19- Multiple Choice Page 3
Page 20- Comprehension- Fill in the Blank & Open Ended Questions
Page 21- Comprehension- Draw illustrations for sections of the poem
Page 22- Illustrations continued
Page 23- Illustrations continued
Page 24- Comprehension- Write a summary

---Christmas Survival Packet ( 38 pages )

This includes :
-Calendar Practice Sheets
-December Writing Prompts
-Cute Christmas Paper for the Prompts
-What are Your Christmas Favorites? Sheet (Fun)
- 2 Pages of Homework Passes (Make a Great Student Gift)
- List the Nouns in the Picture and Color
- Story Time Page with Characters and Setting Provided
- Color Sheet (How many circles can you find?)
- Make Words from the Letters in Merry Christmas
- Strips with the Words: Merry Christmas for making words
- Christmas Acrostic Poem
- ABC's of Christmas (think of words that begin with the letters)
- ABC's of Winter (think of words that begin with the letters)
- Dear Santa Letter Template
- Dear Winter Letter Template
- Addition and Multiplication (or repeated addition) Problem Sheets (2)
- Make a 2D Snowman and identify the polygons and nonpolygons
- Merry Christmas Cards (4 types)
- Templates (Great for coloring, bulletin boards, and more!)
- Printable Gift Tags
- Thank You Notes from You to the Students

Wonderful Value! Awesome morning work, homework, or substitute plans!

---Christmas WebQuest (Holiday Symbols- Some Religious Pages - 16 pages)
Christmas is a fun time of the year! Just go with it!

Put the internet to good use. Have your class use online resources to complete a symbols of Christmas booklet. They will have to read, comprehend, and recall information in order to complete this booklet. They will also have to reread and read closely! They will think they are having fun, but will be putting their best reading strategies to work.

This booklet requires your students to locate the origin, describe the symbolization, color a picture, and make a personal connection with the symbol.

This download includes:

The cover page for the product
A website page including multiple sited that can be used to locate the information.
A cover page for the student booklet
A page for each of the following symbols (14 pages in all)

The Christmas Tree
Christmas Lights
Christmas Gifts
Candy Canes
Christmas Stockings
Christmas Bells
Christmas Star
Christmas Cookies
Candles
Red and Green
Christmas Caroling
Saint Nick
Christmas Nativity
The Three Wise Men


As you can see, this bundle really is a BUNDLE!! Happy Holidays!!

Mary Bown
Teaching with a Smile
Total Pages
229
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Bundle
Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Bundle
Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Bundle
Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Bundle