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Group Turkey Wreath

Students help make a classroom Thanksgiving decoration using fine motor skills–cutting & rolling–to create paper curls. Objectives: Art; fine motor skills: Students use cutting skills and pencil rolling to create paper curls. Materials: Brown posterboard Brown construction paper Assorted color construction paper Glue Scotch tape child- size scissors “primary” (fat) pencils colored copy paper Lesson [...]

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Thanksgiving : The Mayflower

Students will be able to identify what a pilgrim is and what it was like to travel on The Mayflower. Materials: If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern blue paper boat shapes craft sticks triangle shapes glue sentence strips Lesson Plan: Using the book as a guide discuss What is a Pilgrim? [...]

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Thanksgiving Quilt

Students create their own quilt square showing what they are thankful for and assemble into a class quilt. Materials: felt, cut 9″ x 9″ for each student large piece of felt fabric glue Lesson Plan: Begin the lesson by brainstorming a class list of things your students are thankful for. Provide each student with a [...]

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Thanksgiving Friends Being Thankful Lesson

Why we are thankful for what we have and what makes us thankful. Materials: You need to find a class that will exchange email with you. I have found that many teachers are willing to do this. It can be friends or someone new. Lesson Plan: For several days before this lesson we talk about [...]

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Let’s Talk Teeth Dental Health Unit

This unit includes both primary and intermediate activities for a dental health/teeth study. UNIT ACTIVITIES Make a Tooth Model Make a Book The Tooth Fairy Came Last Night – Poem My Teeth Chant Play a Game Teeth Graph Make a Tooth Model You will need: marshmallows and toothpicks INTERMEDIATE For older children, supply them with fresh [...]

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Inside a Seed

Students will look inside seeds to discover the beginning of a plant, and will discuss elements that plants need to grow. Objectives: Students will look inside a seed to discover the beginning of a plant Students will discuss elements that are important for plants to grow – air, water, food Materials: lima beans; soak in [...]

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Main Idea Activity

Children will be able to indentify the main idea of a story by writing a title and drawing a picture that goes with the title. Materials: You can use any story book chart paper white drawing paper markers and crayons. Zip lock bag pen, pencil, and paper stamp Lesson Plan: Have the children sit together [...]

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Halloween Candy Sort

A post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification, and a Venn Diagram. Materials: a large piece of butcher paper candy wrappers Lesson Plan: Have students bring in a variety of candy wrappers after Halloween. As a class, sort the candy wrappers into groups (tootsie rolls, chocolate candy, chewy candy, hard candy, candy bars, etc.) As [...]

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Elf Entrance Holiday Activity

This is a great holiday decoration and also teaches about helping others in need. The kids love it. Materials: Book: The Elves and the Shoemaker-Brothers Grimm 14 x 26 inch of butcher paper — I usually pick red or green for Christmas. small bell dark green or red kitchen towel 6 x 6 circular piece [...]

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Dinofours My Seeds Won’t Grow Book Activity

Students will be able to identify what plants need to grow. Materials: Book: Dinofours My Seeds Won’t Grow clear plastic cups seeds- Lima Beans or marigolds water potting soil Lesson Plan: Read and discuss the story including talking about what seeds need to grow and what the one dinofour did that was not fair to [...]

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