I have posted a new product on Teachers Pay Teachers that I will be using with my third graders in the weeks leading up to Christmas break. It is a Polar Express Writing Unit, and is a BLAST!! There are so many great options for using The Polar Express in the Classroom, but I absolutely LOVE using it for writing! Check it out HERE: THE POLAR EXPRESS WRITING UNIT
Also, here are a few pics of things that we did during Thanksgiving. The newspapers and paper plates were used in a budgeting lesson teaching kids how to plan for and budget for Thanksgiving dinner. Whew! That was a toughie, but definitely an eye-opener for my students! (Think: What do you mean the turkey cost $20???) Priceless! It is amazing the street smarts that come out during lessons like that too! (Think: I am going to get green beans in a can, since they are cheaper.) I hope you all had success teaching Thanksgiving to your kiddos too!
|Comparing and Contrasting the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Tribe|
|Budgeting sheet and plate with cut out food from the Sales ad. For more, see my Thanksgiving Unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.|
|We don't have bulletin boards in the hallway, so this is my makeshift attempt at displaying our Thanksgiving work:)|
|Getting Serious!! Budgeting our Thanksgiving dinner!|
|A little Pilgrim girl and flow map for the First Thanksgiving|
|Bulletin Board in my classroom with Pilgrims and first Thanksgiving flow maps. Had to post this so that everyone could see the pink/blonde pilgrim:)|