Hi friends! Tomorrow is Picture Day and I should have been in bed like 2 hours ago, hahah! But I just couldn’t wait to share these freebies and wanted to make sure you had enough time to use them!
First, it’s not really a freebie…just an idea! A few weeks ago…I had my little ones make turkeys without a template or anything. We did a directed crafting, I guess you could say. 🙂 We hung them up in our hallway, and they have been writing thank you notes for the past few weeks. It was a fun twist on writing things they are thankful for…they will get to take their turkeys home on Friday right before our break! We have been working hard on showing gratitude and thankfulness and being able to go out in the hallway and write thank you notes has been the coolest thing ever to my sweet little nuggets!
The past few weeks, we have been working hard on Character Traits with fiction books! Here are 2 anchor charts we have used alot!
Yesterday, we read The Littlest Pilgrim and talked about Mimi’s character traits!
After that, they worked independently to describe Mimi! They did SUCH a good job.
You can grab that sheet by clicking on the picture below! 🙂
In Math, we are working hard on addition and subtraction story problems.
You can grab these story problems by clicking on the picture!
"students across the US will soon have time off school for Thanksgiving and be inundated by media and marketing related to the holiday, so being prepared with a culturally responsive approach is important. One way to discuss Thanksgiving that will be meaningful to your students -whether or not they’ll be tucking into a turkey dinner- is to share books that expand upon some of the universal themes the holiday evokes.” (from 2017)
Today is one of my very favorite days of the year! To celebrate World Kindness Day you can grab my Kindness Lessons for ⭐️FREE⭐️ in my TPT store! How will you celebrate with your students??! Let us know below...it might just give someone else an idea 😘
Raise your hand if you told your students to say “thank you” or “be appreciative” without any further explanation. ✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻 I know I have! After lots of reflection and conversation, I realized my students didn’t really know what it meant to have a grateful heart. Saying “thank you” was something they did out of habit, but didn’t truly understand the meaning! That’s why I decided to include Gratitude in my Character Education curriculum! I want my students to be appreciative of everything they have, and understand that being grateful is more than just a few words! It’s in the way we respond and our actions too! My favorite teaching point is someone with a grateful heart doesn’t constantly ask for more! Now is the perfect time to introduce these lessons, but they can be taught all year long!