Monday, November 29, 2010


I went back to school today and realized there was so much I wanted to post, that I just never managed to find the time. We were crazy that last week (but, really, we're crazy EVERY week) and Thanksgiving had come and gone before I 'd had a chance to post it all. Here's the leftovers~mostly for me so I won't forget to do some of these again next year!

Family Project
We sent home a blackline turkey on white cardstock for the families to decorate/disguise together. We have some really creative families! We had turkeys disguised as ballerinas, Santa, snowmen, Batman, Indian Chiefs, Angels and Devils. Some were just decorated so cute that they would never be found by an unsuspecting farmer looking for his turkey!

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Chart Stories
We wrote several chart stories related to our Thanksgiving theme. This one was called "We Are Thankful".

I also gave each student a Native American name.

Bulletin Boards
Thanks to my wonderful assistant, we had some neat bulletin boards, too! Our big bulletin board was about Healthy Food.

 And this one was one our art display boards.

This was our "Talkin' Turkey" lobby display.

And finally...our favorite songs of the season:

Mr. Turkey
 (tune of: Are you sleeping)
Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey
Run Away, Run Away!
If you are not careful,
You will be a mouthful!
Thanksgiving Day,
Thanksgiving Day!

Albuquerque Turkey
(sung to the tune of "Clementine")
Albuquerque is my turkey
And he's feathered and he's fine
And he wobbles and he gobbles
and he's absolutely mine.
He's the best pet  you can get yet..
Better than a dog or cat.
He's my Albuquerque turkey
And I'm awfully proud of that!
My Albuquerque turkey
is so cozy in his bed,
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner...
We had spaghetti instead!

Happy Turkey Day!


  1. I just found your blog and love it. These are awesome. I know there last years but the work is wonderful. We do this every year also and ever year they get more amazing. Thank you for sharing your classroom ideas. Your kids have done wonderful work. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie


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