Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Notes: Ideas and FREE Resources


The leaves are beautiful and swirling around!  We're deep into fall!  Time to prep your November resources.  Here are a few mini lessons and activities we mix into our daily routines this month.  Scroll along to see several mini lesson ideas and grab some free resources you can use for a fall theme in your own classroom!

Veteran's Day
 
In honor of Veteran's in our community, our school hosts a Veteran's Day assembly.  The school lines the hallways with notes and pictures of gratitude.  Our classes make this soldier and add a letter of thanks. 
http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/VeteranCutandAssemble.htm
Visit HERE to grab the template for the soldier craft.   Adding a flag for the soldier to hold made a wonderful hallway display for the Veteran's to see as they walked through our school.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOcy1NX2pHbkcxZk0/view?usp=sharing

You can grab the writing page for FREE!


Leaves

We love doing leaf art!  Here, our kiddos used fake craft leaves to create their images.  After making their leaf art, we have the kiddos add a writing piece to the image.

Scarecrows

These scarecrows are cute and make a great lesson on verbs and adjectives!  


They also are a perfect addition to our fall acrostic poems!  It all makes an excellent hallway display!  Here are the FREE acrostic poem templates!



Turkey Time!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOUnVZNm81bm92TkU/view?usp=sharing

These number sense turkeys are a great review tool for what you've taught so far!  Kiddos either pick a number or are given a number to hide inside the beak.  They show a representation of that number on each feather.  They could use number words, simple adding and subtracting, place value, and any other skills you've covered!  The turkeys make a great hallway display and encourage others walking down the hall to test their number knowledge!  Click HERE to grab the tracers for this craftivity.


Here is another fun turkey FREEBIE!  
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOTDR5R2FQTkxYLXM/view?usp=sharing

Here's another great way to get the kiddos up and MOVING!!  Our Gallery Walk activity gets kiddos walking around and responding to Thanksgiving prompts.  Click HERE to grab the Thanksgiving Gallery Walk!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOMFJmRXkyNGdIODA/view?usp=sharing

Let's Be Thankful! 
 After reading Junie B. Turkeys We Have Eaten and Loved, we make our own class thankful list!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Junie-B-First-Grader-Thanksgiving-Reading-Response-Journal-792395

Here you can grab our reading response journal for this Junie B. book.  

Also, this is a fun word splash made on Wordle.  Ask each kiddo one thing they are thankful for.  The words that are repeated will appear larger.  Such a neat graphic!  We emailed it to parents to share before the holiday!
http://www.wordle.net/create

Our thankful quilt is a great activity to assemble as a class!


This Thankful Journal is a great activity to have kiddos complete in class and take home to share with family over the holiday!  Click HERE to grab it!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Thankful-Family-Mini-Book-981648


Paid Resources
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/First-Grade-Buddies/Search:thanksgiving+bag



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