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Category: Thanksgiving

20+ Cozy Fall Reads – Autumn Kids Books

This time of year is so perfect for cozying up with a sweet read aloud book. I love having lots of seasonal books available to read aloud and for my students to read. Check out this list of our favorite cozy books for fall! This post contains affiliate links. Apple

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Thanksgiving Fluency Mini Lessons

Fluency practice is extra fun when it’s got a seasonal twist. (And you don’t need to worry about any historical inaccuracies or pilgrims in this set. It’s all family, food, turkeys, parades, and football!) We had such a blast creating Thanksgiving Fluency in a Flash! What is Fluency in a

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Brain Breaks for Thanksgiving (Freebie!)

We’re back with some Thanksgiving themed brain breaks that we think your class will love. Oh and just like last month, they’re FREE! We created three types of brain breaks: Recharge – these brain breaks are for movement. Use these when you need kids to get the wiggles out! They’re

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Favorite Thanksgiving Reads

November has perfect reading weather, don’t you think?  So let’s dig into this feast of books! We have lots of books here so I broke it up into categories First up…. The Historical Perspective We celebrate Thanksgiving because of the first Thanksgiving, so it seems like a good place to

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Freebie: Easy as Pie Game

We retired Easy as Pie from our etsy shop and we are now offering it as a free download for you! It's the perfect way to add a little math practice to some Thanksgiving fun next week. Concept: addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts Game Type: board game for 2-4 players

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November Writing

After last week's INSANITY (Halloween, torrential rain = inside recess, power outage, field trip) it was a relief to get back to normal today.  It gave us the first real chance to try out the November writing prompts.  I gathered a bunch of journal ideas from the internet and wrote

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Wednesday Words– Synonym Turkeys

The third grade at my school does Synonym Turkeys every year. The students choose a word and write it on the turkeys' bodies. Then they look up their words in the thesaurus and write synonyms on the feathers (sometimes with correct spelling, sometimes without. 🙂 ) My favorite was this

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Toddler Tuesday: I Am Thankful for My Family

If you ask a toddler who their favorite person is, their answer is bound to be a member of their family: dad, grandma, big brother. Thanksgiving is a great time to teach toddlers about being thankful for their family members. Everybody in the family is special! Model your thinking to

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Freebie Friday–Turkey Bookmark

Howdy! If you're lookin' for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with the kiddos, we've got you covered! I thought a bookmark would be a fun holiday/reading/art connection. It was supposed to be a simple little coloring activity, but it morphed into something a bit more involved. I've done it

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A Thanksgiving Classroom

We have a two day week next week. Not enough time to do much of anything. Monday I try and stick to the routine, but Tuesday is more laid back. I don’t do a big party. Instead I pretty much just make use of all those Thanksgiving worksheets I was

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Wednesday Words–Turkey in Disguise

Considering the books I read to my class each November, it's a wonder any of them actually sit down to a plateful of turkey on Thanksgiving! No worries, though, they're still counting the days until they can savor mom's home roasted turkey goodness! So far we've worked our way through:[Click

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Over the River and Through the Wood

When I think of Thanksgivings of my childhood I often remember singing the song, "Over the River and Through the Wood" at school, although I only remember learning the first couple verses. It's a sweet song, isn't it? Over the river, and through the wood, To Grandfather's house we go;

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