Happy Schedulin’ Sunday!  This week we are continuing our Thanksgiving Research Project and turkeys!   And we are continuing with the next component of our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum:  Word Family Bootcamp!  And we’re also working on addition story problems using math tasks!

Lesson Plans For Word Family Bootcamp, Thanksgiving, Turkeys and Addition Tasks

Here are our lesson plans for turkeys, pilgrims and more!    Click the image to download my lesson plans!

turkeys lesson plans

Morning Meeting

This week our morning greeting is a high five.  This is  an individual greeting where we give the person next to us a high five and greet them with their name!

You can find all of the details in our Morning Meeting Greeting Resource.

morning meeting greeting ideas

Our morning meeting activity this week is Quiz Quiz Trade.  This week we will be reviewing numbers!

You can find our Quiz Quiz Trade resource here!

quiz quiz trade

Word Family BOOTCAMP

This week we are wrapping up WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP!  Word Family Bootcamp works a little differently than ABC BOOTCAMP.  This week is a review week.  Our focus this week is on reading word family words by blending the sounds!  We will also work on writing word family words!  In order to focus on the blending we will be practicing all word families and mixing them up so we have to apply the skill!

During small groups, we’re using the Word Family Bootcamp Decodable readers to work on our decoding and blending skills!  These books have been a huge hit with the kids and have really boosted their confidence in reading and writing words!

word families kindergarten

For more on Word Family Bootcamp, check out this post!

Thanksgiving Research Project

kindergarten social studies lessons

NOTE:  This research project is all new!  It’s much more ink friendly and teacher friendly!  Includes art ideas, food ideas, book suggestions and centers!

This week we’re continuing our Thanksgiving Research Project.   This week our focus shifts from learning about the holiday to focusing on why were are thankful and the actual food we eat at Thanksgiving!  And we’re making some cute turkeys for our art projects!

thanksgiving writing lessons

Students will use grocery store advertisements to plan their Thanksgiving meal and then write about their meal.  We will also graph our favorite Thanksgiving food!

thanksgiving kindergarten

Of course, we are also doing some fun Thanksgiving art projects featuring turkeys!

First up is our abstract turkeys!   Simply provide the students a circle of white paper and strips of paper.  They layer the strips to make turkeys!  (I use the multicultural paper for my strips!  GET IT HERE!)

turkeys art projects

This week we’re also doing the WORLD  FAMOUS paper plate turkeys.  As seen on Yahoo.com, these turkeys are my #1 favorite art project of the entire school year!  3 plates.  1 popsicle stick. And some construction paper!

We are also tasting some pies and graphing our favorite pie!

thanksgiving math

For more Thanksgiving fun and learning, check out these posts!

Sight Words

This week our sight game is turkey in the bag.  We put our words in a bag along with a turkey card or two.  We pass the bag.  You choose a card.  Read the word.  If you read the word, you keep the card.  And if you can not read the word,  return the card to the bag and pass.  But if you get the turkey you get GOBBLED and have to put all of our your cards back!  Check it out in action:

Also for sight words this week, we will make our sight word turkeys to show that we are thankful for the words we can read!   Each student is assessed on the sight words we’ve learned and they get the feather for the words they read.  They assemble them to make their sight word turkey!

thanksgiving sight words turkeys

This EDITABLE assessment is available in our GOBBLE GOBBLE resource!

Math:  Addition Story Problems

In math we are working on addition story problems with math tasks.  This week the students will work in pairs to solve addition math tasks.  Then they will explain to the class how they solved the problem!  Stay tuned for more details!

Mad Science Thursday

This week our  Mad Science science experiment is Dancing Corn!  This requires sprite, food coloring and popcorn kernels!

kindergarten science

Foodie Fun Friday

This week we are making a turkey snack using candy corn and Reese’s Pieces!

turkeys snack

These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!


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