Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Story of Thanksgiving

As we get closer to turkey time, we've been busy reading books about The First Thanksgiving, sharing what we are thankful for, and discussing our plans for stuffing ourselves silly spending time with family.
We also discovered this sweet little activity from Dr. Jean.
(We did not write this, but created a Read Aloud Poster for our class)
Have your students follow along as you read the poem, adding beads as the story unfolds.
*we passed out pipe cleaners and a little tub with beads to each table*
We also created a little fill in worksheet to do as a follow up with our class to go along with the poem.
Just to make sure they got it, we retold the story again and had our friends touch each bead as we colored in our squares. When it was complete, we had them mad dash around the room to find the perfect partner share the story with a friend and retell the events, using the bracelet for help. We even had friends who sported the bracelet for the entire week.
Hey, it's jewelry. We totally understand Bling!

Click on the image below to get your free copy.
Enjoy friends and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


  1. Yay! Thanks for the freebie! We're doing this next week and I was so happy to see your post on this :)


  2. Love it! I'm already planning on using this during my shared reading time tomorrow. What a great idea!!
    The Hive

  3. I really hope I can pull this together for tomorrow. So cute.

  4. I wish I would have found this yesterday!! What a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharing! Your blog is adorable... we're your newest followers.=)
    -Jackie and Danielle-
    Sister Teachers

  5. My students LOVED this activity! Thank you so much for sharing this! It's going in my folder to use again next year.
    The Hive

  6. This is such a great idea! Using it!


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