Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category
The theme for this months Poppins Book Nook was animals. Since we were learning about Thanksgiving this month, I decided to go with a turkey for our animal.
We used a few different books to go with our theme. We read “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting, which is a super cute story! Then we read 2 non-fiction books- “All About Turkeys” by Jim Arnosky and “Turkeys that Fly and Turkeys That Don’t” by Allen Fowler. We learned so much from those 2 books!
As we read the non-fiction books about turkeys, we added feathers to this turkey. Each feather has an interesting fact about turkeys.
I had Hailey write in her journal pretending to be a turkey and giving reasons why she should not be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
We also made some turkey crafts, you can see the full post here. These are the cute hats we made.
Hailey made this turkey with a cute poem on it.
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We are learning all about Thanksgiving this month and this week we did some turkey crafts.
First up- we made turkey hats
Hailey and Hunter posing in their turkey hats.
(I have to mention that we did this on our Wacky Wednesday fun day, which I’ll be posting about later. But, Hailey is wearing her pajamas inside out for Wacky Wednesday. Hunter is wearing his pajamas because he insists on wearing his Lightning McQueen pajama shirt almost every day.)
We made another fun turkey, that I had made with Hailey a few years ago. It’s amazing how much she has changed since we made turkeys a few years ago.
Hunter adding some feathers to his turkey.
Hailey made a pattern with her feathers.
Hailey had written a turkey poem, so she added her poem to the front of her turkey.
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I haven’t been posting much at all here lately. We stopped doing crafts for a little while because I couldn’t get Hailey to stop eating the paint and glue. Then Hailey was sick with the croup. And then we were out of town for Thanksgiving. So, we haven’t been doing any crafts. But, we are going to get back into our crafts tomorrow. I am going to be scaling back on how much we do though. I was planning so many crafts that we were doing several each day. And while it is a lot of fun, it is also a lot of work to put everything together. So, we won’t be doing quite as much, at least until Christmas is over. Since I am usually a week behind in my posting, I’ll be sharing our crafts starting next week.
Before I go, I just have to share this with you. My mom showed me this cute turkey that one of the students in her class brought in for a Thanksgiving treat. I don’t think any explanation is necessary for how to make these. So simple and incredibly cute!