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Just in time for Christmas, here is what we did back at Thanksgiving time
We read The Night Before Thanksgiving and then Hailey filled this out about the story.
We read several books about what it would be like to be pilgrim boy or girl.
Hailey made a book about what it would be like to be a pilgrim girl.
Inside her book she wrote about the different things she would have done and drew pictures to go with it. (Printables from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom.)
I saw a fun idea at Around the Kampire that was a little different than the usual disguise a turkey.
Hailey came up with three good reasons to eat hot dogs on Thanksgiving, instead of turkeys.
Then she made a turkey disguised as a pigeon.
Each person in our family made these cute turkeys that have a little pouch in the front. Then we wrote reasons we were thankful for each other and put them in the pouches. It was so nice to see what everyone said about each other.
I realize I am posting this a bit late, but hopefully someone can save the idea for next year. I made this using Hailey, Hunter, and Harper’s handprints. It turned out so cute!
Inspiration credit: Pinterest
Here are some of the activities we have been doing lately:
We had so much fun doing our Thanksgiving unit and I am really sad that we’re all done with it. But, I’m excited for all of the fun stuff we’re going to do during December!
I saw this idea on First Grade Parade- isn’t it so cute! We read “If You Sailed on the Mayflower” and then put interesting facts on our Mayflower.
Then Hailey (and Hunter) made a cute Mayflower.
Hailey’s was turned into a book of Mayflower facts.
She picked 5 interesting facts and then wrote a sentence about the fact and drew a picture of it.
We also made this fantastic Mayflower which Hailey and Hunter absolutely love!!
We made this really fun Pilgrim Craft and talked about what it was like to be a Pilgrim girl or boy.
We also used the Plimoth Plantation site and read about what the children did for fun. We read that they enjoyed gliffes, which are like tongue twisters. So, we had a lot of fun and laughs trying out some tongue twisters.
Hunter loves reading time and always stops to listen to Hailey read. We are going through these Emerging Readers pretty quickly. Rather than spreading them over 5 days, Hailey has been reading them in 1 or 2 days. She really enjoys reading the books and I think it is helping to build her confidence by reading these easy books. We’ll be moving on to the harder books soon!
We played an Irregular Plural Nouns Go Fish game and Hailey won – she was just a little bit excited. It was a great way to reinforce what she had been learning.
Math is definitely Hailey’s least favorite subject. I try to find ways to make is fun for her, but she really doesn’t enjoy it. We played a clock matching game- she had to find the time on the clock and then match it with the time in words (half past 3). It ended up being really hard but she still seemed to enjoy it.
We did a pumpkin unit for science and used the Pumpkin Patch Palooza unit from Mrs. Jump.
Hailey counting the lines on her pumpkin as part of a pumpkin investigation.
Hailey’s completed paper.
We also cut open a pumpkin to explore the inside.
We described the inside and outside of the pumpkin.
We roasted pumpkin seeds with the seeds from the pumpkin we cut open. They turned out yummy!
Hailey read a little pumpkin book to Hunter to help him learn the life cycle.
We read “Pumpkin Jack” and then made our own Jack. It’s sitting in this container so that we can observe what will happen over time.
We also planted some pumpkin seeds and some corn seeds to see which one will grow faster and taller. I am just hoping something will grow!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
As we finished up our Thanksgiving unit, we made some adorable Pilgrims.
Hailey and Hunter worked hard creating their Pilgrims.
Hailey adding an apron to her Pilgrim girl.
Hunter got a little distracted by the book basket and stopped to read a book.
When Hunter’s Pilgrim was finished, he decided to dance with him.
Hailey’s finished Pilgrim Girl.
Hunter’s finished Pilgrim Boy.
The finished Pilgrims. Hailey did a little paper and wrote what she would do if she were a Pilgrim Girl. She wrote, “I would do my chores without complaining and I would try to play with my dolls.”