We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most...Planting seeds of inspiration in our nation’s most vulnerable children is what RIF and a network of more than 400,000 volunteers do.Our school participates in the Books for Ownership Program (BFO). Thanks to a partnership with Nestle, we get to celebrate RIF days 3 times a year. And that means my kiddos get their own book to take home.
This special book is about the love and spirit of the season, and successfully demonstrates how to celebrate Christmas without the overwhelming commercialism so often associated with it.Activity
This is a patterned writing activity for practicing nouns, verbs, describing words, and quotation marks. Each turkey disguises itself as another animal to fool the farmer. Make three columns on the board: Animal Names, Animal Actions, and Animal Sounds. Then brainstorm ideas.You can even toss in the song Five Fat Turkeys Are We.
This is an example:I could be a ________. (pig)
I could ________. (roll in the mud)
" _____, ______," said the turkey (oink oink)
"Oh!" said the farmer, "It must be a ______!" (pig)
Veterans Day resources are hard to come by! So I made my own. It's a printable book that discusses Veterans Day AND Remembrance Day for our friends in Canada, Australia, and Britain (although I did keep the date as November 11 instead of 11 November :) ).
You can download the file here.
I hope your little patriots enjoy using it and gain a greater appreciation for the sacrifices so many people have made to ensure our freedoms!
If you're looking for additional Veterans Day resources, make sure and check out the wonderful ideas at VA Kids.