and now available for 4th-6th! (scroll down to see upper grade examples) All teachers know the school days between Thanksgiving and the Winter Break are difficult to fill. Students want to be engaged in holiday fun, but teachers want activities to be … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Archives for November 2015
This month we chose a seasonal title, two Thanksgiving themed stories, an old favorite, and two books for Election Day. We selected stories that were complex enough that they would lend themselves to span across 3-4 days. We plan to dive deep and cover many Common Core … [Read more...] about November Read-Alouds!
Just in time for November, we've created a fresh, new way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! We're calling these lesson plans, "Thanksgiving: A Living Story" because students will participate in activities that make the history of Thanksgiving meaningful and relevant … [Read more...] about Teaching Thanksgiving Through Interactive Lessons & Stations
Today we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day. It was the perfect read-aloud for this month. The students loved the melodic rhyming of the story. Instead of doing a traditional read-aloud with my kids, I have started doing close reads. We use the same story and read it at least 3 … [Read more...] about The Very First Thanksgiving Day Read-Aloud