Read about our lesson plans, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, and craft for each November read-aloud. 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 … [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 for Grades 1-3
The Very First Thanksgiving Day is the best November read-aloud! 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 … [Read more...] about The Very First Thanksgiving Day Read-Aloud
Halloween: Then & Now As always, we try to maintain our focus to engage students in educational activities, even (and maybe especially) for the holidays. Halloween is no exception! All teachers know that Halloween is such an exciting time for students. If any of … [Read more...] about Can I Turn Halloween into Something Educational?