I am linking up again with Jennifer from Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for her weekly A Peek at my Week!
I absolutely cannot wait to use Dianne's Thanksgiving centers with one of my fourth grade groups. We will be using these fun Thanksgiving cards to review Author's Purpose, Figurative Language, and Greek and Latin Roots. I highly suggest checking out this creative, engaging product if you haven't already. I just know my students will love making their way through these "common core-ses"!
Kayla Root's Differentiated Thanksgiving Graphic Organizers. They are adorable, and my students can use the Venn diagram included in the packet to compare and contrast. We are going to compare and contrast Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, a biography by Melissa Sweet and Milly and the Macy's Parade, a historical fiction picture book by Shana Corey. We will also read two fun turkey stories, The Amazing Turkey Race and its sequel, The Amazing Turkey Rescue. Both books are by Steve Metzger, and the kids love them!
Also, I shared a few of my own Thanksgiving resources with the fifth grade classrooms in my school. (I'm experiencing 5GW* this year; I really miss working with my fifth grade friends. Although I worked with this grade level the past two years, this year's schedule did not allow me to work with them again, unfortunately. However, I still pop in and offer my lesson ideas!) I know that they are working on Main Idea right now, so I shared my Main Idea Turkey craftivity and my Main Idea/Best Title Thanksgiving worksheet packet with them. I love that the fifth grade teachers often allow students to come show me their completed projects!
*5GW = 5th Grade Withdrawl!