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Thanksgiving May Be Over, But You Can Still...

... use it to teach sight words and numerals!

Here are 3 ways to transition from Nov. to Dec.

#1. Thanksgiving Sight Words & Numerals:

1. Give each child a lined card with the word "see" on it and the numerals 1-5.

2. Give each child a copy of my Thanksgiving Counting Book.
Click the image to see this book. 

3. Students fill in the word "see" on each page, count the objects, and fill in the correct numerals.

This is a GREAT book to take home and read to their family too!

But That's Not All:

No, that's not all. 
#2.  I also made a Christmas Counting Book: 
Click the image to see this book. 

This book is filled with sight words for your students to learn and read as they count the objects and fill in the numerals 1-10. 

BONUS: Did I mention that ALL of the products in my TpT store are on sale through Nov. 29 and if you use the code CYBER2016, you can even save an extra 10% which will bring your savings to 28%!

#3.  Seasonal Writing Prompts:

Now that your students have just experienced Thanksgiving, you might also like to use the Thanksgiving writing prompt included in my Month-to-Month Writing pack

You get loads of other prompts that integrate science, social studies, and math with language arts. 

The Thanksgiving page looks like this:
Click the image to see the entire set of writing prompts. 

And the December page looks like this:

Click the image to see the entire set of writing prompts. 

And you can also make an entire math lesson around this question with my Class Graph Icons:  (So, I guess that's really 4 ideas!)
Click the image to see the set of icons. 

So have fun as you transition from Nov. to Dec. and remember to keep the FUN in the Fundamentals!  

I'll see you all on Dec. 30. I should be all moved in to my new house by then! 

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Hello Kinder Tribe friends!  It's Cori from Mrs. B's Beehive with a Thanksgiving art project to share with you!

I know that we all try to develop a sense of appreciation in our students for the many blessings in our lives, especially during this time of the year. This craft is a great visual reminder of all we have to be thankful for!

I start out the craft by printing everything up, and separating them into ziploc bags for each student.  Well, my students actually do all of the prep work, becuase who doesn't like to help the teacher in Kindergarten?!?! (thank the Lord)

We made a list of all the things we are thankful for, and I left it up on the board for them to copy on to the feathers. Warning: I am potentially the world's worst artist!!

We cut and glued our little hearts out, and tried not to loose any of the pieces.

And then boom! Easy bulletin board! One of my students handed me his turkey, and said, here's my turkey Mrs. B, but it looks terrible. : ) I told him it was beautiful, but that maybe if he glued the hat on the front, and added some feet or more than just one feather, he would like it more! Anyone else have kids who know that it looks horrible, but aren't willing to put in the effort to change it, or is it just me? : )

If you would like a copy of this craft, click on the link below.  I hope this is a quick and easy craft for you to use during this holiday season! Many blessing to you and your family this Thankgiving!

Letter Recognition Turkey Trot

Every year I say the same thing. We are STILL working on letter recognition with a few of our friends. I don't know why I am shocked, it happens every year and I should remember that it will take a little longer for some of our friends. It still stresses me out though. 

A good way to take the pressure off is to mix in a game that makes it fun. We need more fun in our lives! Here is a run down on this simple and effective letter recognition game.  
 Click HERE to download for free!