Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Better Late than Never...

Unfortunately, I was unable to post my patterns for the rip & tear turkeys. For some reason, my scanner has decided it doesn't want to work properly. Sigh. Here are the rest of our turkey photos anyway.

Here are our potato turkeys. I just love these; they always turn out so cute! This year I didn't take on this project with my class of 23, but I did this craft with a small group of students for our monthly celebration. They turned out great!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rip & Tear Turkeys!

This is one of my favorite crafts we do throughout the year. These turkeys just turn out so darn cute! I also really like this project because it incorporates some much needed fine-motor work. The kids love ripping the paper and choosing the wiggly eyes. Here are a few of the turkeys that were completed today; I will probably post more as they finish them throughout the week. I also plan to try and post the pattern for all the pieces for anyone who wants to try it out with their class.

A Thanksgiving Surprise Pt. 2

As promised, here are some photos of my students' critical thinking work based on A Thanksgiving Surprise. Some kids are better critical thinkers than others, but all-in-all it was a good writing piece for November!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Thanksgiving Surprise

My kinders LOVE the book A Thanksgiving Surprise by Peggy Archer! They think it's just hilarious the ways the turkey tries to hide from the pilgrim brothers. We also read Run Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr which is equally as funny. 
Here's a critical thinking freebie we completed today based on A Thanksgiving Surprise. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of their work, but I'll try to upload some later this week. Leave me a comment if you download and use it! I'd love to see what ideas your kids have!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

5 Little Pumpkins

Well, it's only a week overdue, but here is one of the fun Halloween activities we did Monday; the idea came from various other blogs. The kids had learned 5 Little Pumpkins in music, so they were super excited to do this project. It was great practice for ordinal numbers, and they turned out pretty cute!


We started by clipping the grass and gluing it on. Then we added the fence, drew and cut out the pumpkins, and glued them on. Next we added the ordinal numbers, and last they had to decide where the talking bubbles belonged. Some of the kids chose to add clouds and bats to their pictures too.

Gobble Gobble Giveaway

A whole bunch of WONDERFUL blogs (some of my favs) are hosting a HUGE Thanksgiving themed giveaway! Head on over to Kreative in Kinder to check out the rules and enter to win by midnight tonight! Good luck (but I hope I win!!).