Thursday, November 8, 2012

Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys!

I'm trying so hard to stay ahead of the game.  I just finished an idea that has been in my head for months---and added some extras with the packet to give you some extra days' worth of activities!

Introducing the Turkey Book Report!  {Sorry for the lack of STUDENT samples... I'll have those after we actually do them next week!}

My plan is to read turkey themed books ALLLL week.  Thursday and Friday, they will choose their favorite and write a book report on it.  They will use the template I have in the packet to write OR draw the information and then color and assemble the adorable turkey!

I did include other reading response worksheets within the packet---some are specific to books, others are generic.  I did already include Essential Question posters for the standards that are met!  :)  You can click on the picture to read more.

Now, for a fun freebie!  I found an idea online a few years ago.  Up until now, I have used our die cut machine to punch out feathers and write numbers on.  However, they got so torn up after using just a few times, that it was wasting my time!  Now that I found adorable feather clip art, I created a template and am sharing with you!

It was called Indian Feathers (though, I'm not sure that's okay to use, really) so I'm calling them Math Head Feather?!?!

Anywhooo..  Students play in groups of 3.  1 is the chief.  {if kids can't decide who that job goes to, I always tell them that the student with the smallest foot goes first/is the chief, etc...)  ;)  The other 2 sit side by side facing the Chief.  The 2 pick up a feather without looking at it, and places it on their heads.  The Chief adds the numbers together and tells the other 2 the sum.  Then the 2 look at each other's feather (without looking at their own) and has to figure out what their own number is!!!!  The first person to get it correct wins both feathers.  The player with the most feathers at the end becomes the Chief.

 My kids actually learned how to play this last year and played this game throughout the entire year (of course with me replacing sets...).  They LOVED the challenge! 

Click {HERE} to grab yourself a copy!

Have a great weekend and week ahead!  I've got report cards coming and conferences!  So, I may be a little MIA in the near future.  Don't forget tonight's the last night to enter my 500 follower giveaway!

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  1. What a cute game! It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing it. :)

    Granny Goes to School

  2. What a fun way to practice! Thank you.

  3. Love the Math game- what a great idea! My studnets struggle with missing addends and this will be a fun way to practice. The turkey report looks cute too:-)


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