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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Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!