I am officially on Thanksgiving Break! Well, I technically was on break at 12:30 yesterday afternoon, but once I got home I crashed for a good 3 1/2 hours before heading to a high school football game!
Before leaving for break, I decided to prepare for Christmas. I found a super cute decorated door on Pinterest that I had to recreate! I still need to add “Reindeer Stable” to the top and maybe some kid-made stuff!
Two of our super sweet classroom aides made me this fabulous fireplace. I plan on hanging stockings, wreaths and other goodies around this lovely piece!
On a side note… I have one activity that I will share. This lesson was thought of in all of 2.5 seconds before I actually taught it, haha!
The students listened to “Harry the Dirty Dog” from www.storylineonline.net (Gotta love listening to Betty White read a story!)
Then, I had them think like a dog for a good 60 minutes. I asked them to think of Thanksgiving from a dog’s perspective or point of view. To get them on that thought train, they made cute dog masks that I found online.
Here are a couple of examples of a chart they made with their partner: They thought of things that a dog would be thankful for, and things that a dog wouldn’t be so thankful for. Some of their ideas were priceless! I only had to redirect a few times when they started thinking like a child!
That’s it for me! I am getting ready to do some decorating for Christmas at my house! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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