Hey everyone! I am happy you are here. This week is our last before Thanksgiving break!! WAHOOO, one week off to just chill, relax and sleep! I can not wait!! How many days are you off for Thanksgiving?
So this week we are continuing to discover what life was like when the Pilgrims arrived. In reading this week we will be discovering 2 of my favorite books to read Sarah Morton's and Samuel Eaton's Day. These books are written from a child's point of view and are highly engaging because of the real photographs. The children in these books are based on a real child who lived in Plymouth long ago.
These books also tie into our social studies topic for this week..Then and Now
The students sort pictures into 2 categories..Now or Then
Here is what it looks like all together
Then based on my students level, they have some sorting and writing activities to work on all week long
We also read many books about what the First Thanksgiving was like
We are working on telling the differences between facts and opinions. This skill always seems to be a bit tricky for the little ones to understand. I created these cards for another sorting activity to be used in centers this week
Plus we LOVE to unscramble sentences so we will be using this activity too!
I know I will be ready for break by the time Friday rolls around! What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving activities to use in your classroom?
Have a great week!