Schedulin Sunday: Turkeys And Addition

This week we are continuing Word Family Bootcamp, learning about turkeys and practicing addition to 10!

Turkeys And Addition Lesson Plans

As ALWAYS, our lesson plans are free to download. Since we are returning to face to face instruction, we are switching back to our usual lesson plan template! If you’re interested in previous lesson plans, we have 7 years of our lesson plans in our Resource Center at the top of this page!

If you’re interested in our lesson plan template, CLICK HERE!

Click the picture above to view and/or download my year-long plan for this year. We have updated the plan by adding the second quarter plans. You will notice there isn’t a lot of detail included. This was deliberate because we’re keeping things very flexible in case we have to move between virtual and in-person learning.

TKS BOOTCAMP PHONICS: Word Family Bootcamp

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After ABC BOOTCAMP, we use our sounds and letters knowledge and apply those skills to blending, reading, and writing CVC WORDS using our Word Family Bootcamp. Word Family Bootcamp is a 2-day routine. Day 1 is the circle chart. Day 2 is word building and word writing. This week is -UT and -UG words. Below you see examples of the lessons!


This month we learn about turkeys, needs and wants, and being thankful. We end our Thanksgiving unit by making stone soup. So this week is turkey week! And we are using our Thanksgiving Research Project to learn about turkeys!

As with all of our research projects, we start with a schema map!

We read books and watch videos to learn about turkeys. We use graphic organizers to record information and support our learning.

We are reading these books this week:

And of course, if we’re learning about turkeys, we have to do turkey art projects!

CREDIT: Cara Carroll/The First Grade Parade

Read It Up: Turkey Trouble

This week we are also reading Turkey Trouble and working on reading comprehension skills using our Read It Up: Turkey Trouble Creation!

We work on retelling a story using sequence words and for our writing activity, we write what we would dress up as and what we would do if we were the turkey!

Math: Addition To 10

This week we are practicing addition to 10! We introduced addition in September so we’re going to build on that idea. This week we will continue to work on adding as put together but we will also show the equations. The students will not be writing equations but we will be using equations. We will be using manipulatives and paper plates to practice adding. Simple. Hands-on. And works for whole group and small group.

We are also doing our turkey feather addition lesson!

Scientists In The Classroom: Dancing Popcorn

This week for Mad Science Thursday, we’re making popcorn dance!!

Foodie Fun Friday

This week for Foodie Fun Friday we’re making pepper turkeys! The cup has ranch dressing in the bottom and the feathers are red, green, orange, and yellow peppers!

This recipe and 30 other recipes for Foodie Fun Friday are included in our Cooking In The Classroom creation!

Note: students use their own materials and there is no sharing/passing of supplies. The materials are prepared by myself, with gloves and a mask. Everything is placed in a Zip-loc bag on Monday and sealed until students open them on Friday.


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