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# Turkeys, Subtraction And Veteran’s Day: Schedulin’ Sunday

This week we’re kicking off  our Thanksgiving Research Project with turkeys and learning about word families as well as practicing subtracting to 5!    Click the image to download my turkey lesson plans!

### Of course we’ll be doing some super fun and easy turkeys art projects!

These interpretive or abstract turkeys are so much fun!  I give the kids strips of paper and let them make turkeys!   The results are too fun!

### This week we continue with our TKS BOOTCAMP CURRICULUM and  WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP and learn to use our sounds from ABC BOOTCAMP to read and write word families!   This is when we apply ABC BOOTCAMP to blending words and reading and writing words!

Word Family BOOTCAMP works a little differently than ABC BOOTCAMP in that we do each of the word families for 2 days instead of 1.  Day 1 is a circle map where we come up with words for the word families and day 2 is when we build the words and write the words.  We do 2 word families each week.  Friday is a word family sort for an assessment!

Check out this blog post to see a video of WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP in action!

### Math-Subtracting To 5

This week we are practicing subtracting to 5!  We introduce subtraction as take away.   We will be subtracting with candy corn, turkeys and playdough!   For candy corn, we will use paper plates and candy corn.  We will use short word problems to practice the idea of taking away.  (Pictures and posts to come this week!)

Then we will read 10 Fat Turkeys and act out word problems with turkeys to practice subtraction to 5!

And we will steal the cookies from the cookie jar!  We will make a giant cookie jar and giant cookies.  I will give the students an equation and they will take the cookies from the cookie jar to solve the equation!

Finally we will do SMASHIN’ subtraction in small groups!  For more on Smashin’ Subtraction, including a video, check out this post!

### Veterans’ Day

Read Hero Mom and Hero Dad and make a circle map about Veteran’s.  Write a thank you note to Veteran’s or active duty service members.

Marple painting and hero hats!   (Click the images to see a more detailed post about Veteran’s Day and get your free hats!)

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