Today I pretty much threw out my ELA plans and decided to focus on being thankful. After writing our Santa letters yesterday and asking for SOOOO much stuff, I decided we could all reflect on the great things and people we already have in our lives. Sometimes it is just good to go with the flow and wing a lesson… it makes my teacher heart happy and full!!!
We read a Thanksgiving book about being thankful and charted lots of things we are thankful for!
Then, I used Cara’s turkey craft (that’s free I might add!!) and had my students write what they are thankful for on the feathers.
We made these into hats! I reduced the size of the turkeys so they would fit perfectly on a sentence strip 🙂
My students look all kinds of festive in their colorful turkey hats. Here you can see my sweet little turkeys… one of my students earned the chance to read to our class. It was precious and priceless and perfect!
And, as promised, I have updated another unit… my Shapin’ Up pack! I added tons of printables, flapbooks, and more! So, if you have already purchased, please go redownload (and then ignore my previous version because it was all kinds of pathetic!!!)
Check out how @funwithmrsfadal is using Rooted in Reading to Rock Her School!!! She has lots of details in her stories!! 💜💜 ・・・ Ready for tomorrow’s #RockYourSchool !!! Who else is participating? 🙋🏼♀️🎸 #GetYourTeachOn #SetTheStageToEngage #FunWithMrsFadal #iTeachTwoToo #internationalteacher #tftpickme #tft #ITeachTwo #ITeachSecond #TexasTeachers #texasteachertribe #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #FunWithMrsFadal #iteachtoo #teachyourheartout #getyourteachon #christianteacher #wholebrainteaching #GYTO #StoryOfMyLife #TeacherProblems #TeacherProbs #TeachingismyHappyPlace #RockYourSchool @getyourteachon #AnchorCharts ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!! We are so excited for ROCK YOUR SCHOOL!! Make sure you follow along at @getyourteachon and if you are participating make sure to the the hashtags: #getyourteachon & #rockyourschool 💙💚💓🧡💜. And yes, I chopped off a boat load of hair!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like @teachin_gal has her kiddos all ready for place value!!! #magicofmath ・・・ Ready to dive into place value tomorrow! Printing anything on @astrobrights makes me happy 😍 bit.ly/2ndMoMUnit1... See MoreSee Less
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!