Come the holidays, I am all about reading holiday-specific books, but I also need to be able to keep my kids accountable for their learning and applying reading skills and strategies we have learned. These activities are perfect for those short, holiday weeks where they kids are wired and antsy.
This year, I added a new book to this set - The Great Thanksgiving Escape. All of the books included in the set, I have gotten from Scholastic Reading Club in previous years. If they are not available from Scholastic anymore, you can find them pretty cheaply on Amazon.
The Great Turkey Escape
The Amazing Turkey Rescue
The Silly Turkey Party
One is a Feast for a Mouse
'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving
Who Will Carve the Turkey this Thanksgiving?
The Great Thanksgiving Escape
After updates - it was time for some new Thanksgiving goodies! I have fallen in love with making writing craftivities - that's for sure! This Gobble Up! set includes 6 crafts plus writing prompts for each (some duplicates), and once assembled, the character that is made looks like it is holding the student's writing, wit the exception of the Mayflower craft. These are perfect bulletin board activities!
Mayflower Boy and Girl
Native American Boy and Girl
Mayflower and Turkey
I think my favorite is the googly-eyed turkey, but I also love the Pilgrim and Native American ones too! I can't decide which ones I want to use for my bulletin board for November.
Speaking of my November bulletin board...in math, we have finished double-digit addition, and just started double-digit subtraction with regrouping this past week. So I'm thinking the first week of November is a perfect time to work on a review of both skills! So I made this cute Recipe for Regrouping double-digit addition and subtraction activity that ended up as a forever freebie in my TPT store!
Students have to use the picture code at the top to write, and then solve the problem. 3 addition and 3 subtraction, all with regrouping. I'm thinking I'm going to pair this with one of the crafts from my Gobble Up! set for my bulletin board.
And last, but not least, I created It's a Pilgrim Party - 5 ELA and 5 Math centers for Thanksgiving - these are also perfect for those short holiday weeks - keep the kids moving around the room and learning at the same time!
ELA skills include grammar, facts/opinions, parts of speech, ABC order, and phonics (making words from a word)
Math skills include double digit addition (with and without regrouping), place value, word problems, money, and telling time
The holidays will be here before you know it! Our state fair finished up today, and with that the holidays just roll right in and don't stop! Halloween, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas! 2 months till Christmas - that means its an acceptable amount of time to start listening to Christmas music right?!?!
I'm already working on updates and new things for December! I'll be back at the end of November to share with you what we will be up to in December. Hopefully I'll be back before then with other stuff too!
Have a great week y'all!