Thanksgiving Project

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  1. KinderCowgirl

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    Oct 16, 2010

    I know, the candy corn has not even come and gone yet ;)-but I'm trying to plan ahead a little bit. Every year I send a disposable camera home to students to take pictures of 3 things they are thankful for and we put them together on a little posterboard for a project. But since I have looped, I obviously can't do that again.

    Anyone have a cool in-class project that they do with their kiddos?
     
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  3. Momma C

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    Many, many, many, years ago when I was student teaching, the kids created menus (like in resteraunt) and a letter to parents or whomever identifying something they were thankful for. Like I said, though, that was a while back ----:rolleyes:
     
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    Our first graders do a fun writing project where they create a recipe book for Thanksgiving dinner...it's great to read their instructions for cooking a turkey!
     
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    I always like when you send a blank turkey home and have the kids diguise it, turning the turkeys into things like movie stars, sports stars, etc. and then have them write about how the turkey escapes the turkey farm, etc.
     
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    Manners meal.
    I asked for silerware, napkins, table cloths, table decor, the works!
    We learned every manner.

    One year we made banana bread and delivered it to our bus drivers.
     
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    That's one of my favorite activities too - I also like to have kids write letters to "Farmer John" from the turkey's point of view, giving him reasons why they shouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
     
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    might work w/1st graders

    I have 3rds, but this might work as a group activity for 1st. I am going to have my class watch the Scholastic webcast from Plimouth Plantation on Nov. 16 and then write newspaper articles on the people and facts they are interested in from the webcast. You might have your kids watch the cast and as a group come up with a Thanksgiving broadsheet reporting to people back in England what was going on with those Pilgrims that had left home way back when. You could write it on paper bag or other brown paper to give it that old look.

    The link is http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/
     
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    I got an idea from student teaching... I used a canoe outline & the students had to use Native American symbols to decorate it. They also had to write why they picked those symbols.

    They were excited & it was fun to share them with the class.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    Oct 28, 2010

    I forgot that we made turkeys that held signs saying...
    Eat beef! (or fish, chicken, pork, etc)
     

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