Thanksgiving Lapbooking Idea: Learning about Turkeys!

This INTERACTIVE downloadable LAPBOOKING unit will have students learning all about Turkeys!
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Just a some of the fun things students will learn about while completing their lapbooks:

  • What wild turkeys actually look like and the ‘funny’ names of the different parts of their body
  • Turkey behavior
  • Turkey habitat
  • What male and female turkeys are called

They will answer questions like:

  • Where do they sleep?
  • What animals are among the turkey’s biggest enemies?
  • How many eggs does a turkey lay at one time?
  • Do turkeys fly?

PLUS – Students will be given ‘turkey’ related vocabulary to learn as well. Words include: omnivore, flock, noble, fowl, domestic, forage, ruffled, gobble, gobblers, toms, hens, iridescent, camouflage, caruncles, snoods, spurs, wattle, beard.

There are TWO ways you can get this lapbooking project.  If you are a CHSH-Teach Download Club subscriber, you can download it here.

If you are not a Download Club subscriber, you may purchase it here.

Want to see other Thanksgiving related units available on CHSH-Teach?
See all Thanksgiving Resources!

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Thanksgiving Analogies for Middle – High School

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Working with analogies =’s using critical thinking skills so I’ve designed 3 Thanksgiving analogy worksheets to get students to put on their ‘thinking caps’ to make some holiday word connections!

Here are a few examples of the analogies you’ll find:
Mayflower : ship :: Plymouth : colony
thankfulness : gratefulness :: charity : generosity
sow : reap :: plant : harvest

Level: 6th – 12th Grades
Answer Keys provided

CHSH-Teach has many additional Thanksgiving themed teaching resources as well! Here are several examples of what you’ll find on our Thanksgiving page

To see all Thanksgiving teaching resources, go to: CHSH-Teach – Thanksgiving
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Creative Veterans Day projects for Kids

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These days, many children know someone who serves or has served in the military, whether it’s their father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandparent or teacher. Doing something to celebrate Veterans Day with kids is a great way to honor those they love and all who have served the country.

In the U.S., Veterans Day celebrates the people who have served in the military during times of war and peace. It’s held annually on November 11th and is also called Armistice Day.

Other countries, including Canada, Great Britain, and Australia, observe a similar holiday called “Remembrance Day” on or near November 11th.

With kids, you might choose to host a festive party or commemorate the day in a more subdued way. Here are some ideas:

Host a Care Package-Packing Party

Invite neighborhood kids or friends to the party and ask them to bring donations of beef jerky, DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, leftover Halloween candy and phone cards to your house. You supply the packaging and postage.

During the party, the kids write letters to veterans stationed overseas and sort the donated items into boxes that you’ll then send off to the troops. Since, for safety reasons, packages addressed to “any soldier” cannot be accepted, it’s best to call a nearby military base to find out how best to reach troops in need.

Host a Service Day

Just because kids are too young to serve in the military doesn’t mean they can’t serve their country in other ways.

On Veteran’s Day, invite a group of your child’s friends to help at a soup kitchen, pick up litter, bring treats to a senior center or volunteer their time in some other way. When you’re done, invite everyone to your house to eat an all-American meal.

Veterans Day Craft Party

Very young children might enjoy a make-and-take craft party on Veterans Day. Set up three or four craft stations, such as for making Liberty Bells out of Styrofoam cups, star-shaped paperweights, or red, white and blue paper candles. Another idea is to sew your own American flag.

Older kids might enjoy Veterans Day learning activities, such as word searches and crossword puzzles. They could also draw a family tree with pictures of relatives who have served in the military.

Thank a Veteran

Throughout Veterans Day—or on any day, really—ask your children to thank the servicemen and women in your community. That could mean making cards and bringing cupcakes to patients at a nearby Veterans’ Administration hospital or simply saying “thank you” to people they see in uniform.

CHSH-Teach has a variety of resources that are designed specifically for Veterans Day. See what is available!

 

 

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Veterans Day Teaching FREEBIE

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Here is a FREE Veterans Day Freebie from CHSH-Teach.com that is designed to help your children and students focus their attention on a veteran that they personally know (or perhaps a family member that has passed).

If you are looking for additional Veterans Day resources, please check out these and other resources from CHSH-Teach @ http://www.chsh-teach.com/pt/Veterans-Day-Teaching-Resources–Downloads/wiki.htm

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Homeschool Giveaway – Win a year of Math Curriculum

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Math Mammoth Light Blue Series constitutes a full elementary mathematics curriculum for grades 1-7.

Some of the main features of the curriculum are:

  • It is mastery-oriented and organized into chapters by topics. Thus, in each chapter the curriculum concentrates on one theme and its connecting topics (such as place value, multiplication, or geometry). Each grade level typically contains 8-10 chapters.
  • The curriculum focuses strongly on conceptual understanding.
  • Visual models and exercises are used a lot.
  • Mental math and number sense are emphasized.
  • The curriculum is nearly self-teaching for many children, since the full explanations of concepts are included in the student books. Thus it requires fairly little preparation time from the teacher.
  • The curriculum meets and exceeds the Common Core Standards.

3 Winners – Math Mammoth Light Blue Series
​(Choice of grades 1-7)

Giveaway Dates: October 23rd – 29th, 2017

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FREE Veterans Day Teaching Resources for Kindergarten – 1st Grade!

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This Veterans Day FREEBIE has 2 Language Arts pages and 1 Math page!

 

Download now on TPT

 

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Snowman Themed Learning

Looking for Snowman-themed, Winter learning resources? Here are 3 designed for elementary level students (PreK-2nd Grade).

Snowman Literacy Unit (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade)

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This Snowman Literacy Unit (Letters, Digraphs, Blends and Sight Words) Pre-Primer to 2nd Grade download can be used in a variety of ways for Pre-K thru 2nd grade, especially in literacy centers!

This unit includes:
* Upper and lower case letter cards
* Sight word cards (Dolch Pre-Primer, Primer, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade)
* Beginning digraph cards
* Ending digraph cards
* Beginning blend cards
* Final blend cards
* Word Mats for 9 beginning digraphs
* Word Mats for 7 ending digraphs
* Word Mats for 20 beginning blends
* Word Mats for 20 final blends
* Word Mat to match upper and lower case letters
* 2 Snowman poem posters
* 6 Literacy center posters

If you are a CHSH-Teach Download Club subscriber, download now here!

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Not a subscriber? You can purchase this resource on CHSH-Teach and TPT.

Math Center materials – Snowman themed (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)

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Create a variety of Math Centers with this Winter, Snowman themed resource designed for Kinders and Firsties!

Included:
* Number cards 1-100
* Number word cards 1 – 100
* Number and number word posters 1 – 20
* Number strips 1-100 (by tens)
* Shape posters – Square, Rectangle, Circle, Oval, Diamond, Pentagon, Hexagon, Triangle, Trapezoid
* Blank number cards and strips
* Snowman counters

Suggested uses are included!

If you are a CHSH-Teach Download Club subscriber, download now here!

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Snowman Graphing for 2nd and 3rd Grades (Winter Math Activities)

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Looking for fun Winter Math activities? Check out my Snowman Graphing for 2nd and 3rd Grades unit. Your students will have fun creating unique ‘dressed’ snowmen. After all are complete, the graphing activity(ies) can begin!Great as a whole class activity, or in cooperative groups and/or centers. This has been created for 2nd and 3rd grades, however younger or older students might enjoy as well.

Directions (included in the download):

Snowman Activity Directions
(Students will have fun creating their own unique snowman!)
Distribute or place copies of the following snowman pages. On each page will be 1 snowman and several colored articles of clothing.
Students are to cut out each piece along with the snowman and then begin to create unique snowmen by gluing the clothing of their choice on to his/her snowman. (One page of this download provides the snowman template page without color. Use this page if you desire to have students color the article of clothes themselves.)

Snowman Graphing Directions
After all the snowmen have been created, work as a class to create a graph (or graphs) showing the articles of clothing (and their colors) that were used! This can be a very simple graph for younger students or can be multiple graphs displaying much greater detail. This download does provide some ‘simple and ready to use’ graphs for students if more
detailed ones are not assigned or demonstrated. Also included our uncolored articles of clothing which can be colored and used on the
provided graphs.

Ideas:
Use the first half of this activity (the creation of the snowmen) as a center activity.
Divide students up into cooperative groups and have them work to create a graph (or multiple graphs) of the snowmen created by group members.
Create a bulletin board around the activity displaying the snowmen as well as a graph (or graphs created).

If you are a CHSH-Teach Download Club subscriber, download now here!

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