Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Interactive Story of the First Thanksgiving

We realize Halloween is tomorrow, but we're pretty sure all teachers everywhere would agree that we are done with October now...And November is just around the corner. We're always trying to work a week ahead, so we don't Fall behind, so here's what we're prepping now...
Reading and Writing about the first Thanksgiving during the month of November is one of our favorite times of year. Here are a few titles we use to guide our learning all month long. 
We love getting our students involved in the story of Thanksgiving by using our new Interactive Story of the First Thanksgiving
 These lessons allow our students to read, write and create the story of the first Thanksgiving in an interactive way that helps them learn a lot of non-fiction information FAST...Just in time to take these keepsake books home to share at their own family feast tables!

Learn about Transportation, Shelter, and Food from the first Thanksgiving. With 2 options to choose from, you can customize or differentiate the book to meet your own class needs. The Copy and Color option allows students to color their pictures and trace pre-written sentences to create their story. The Make and Create option allows students to create their own guided art projects and write their own Thanksgiving facts. We've used the Make and Create option for years, but have added the research and brainstorming pieces to this unit, which our class needs right now. 

We will use the Fact Finder Posters to focus our daily lessons, read stories related to the topics, collect facts on the brainstorming posters. Then, we'll have the kids create their own brainstorming pages, write their own facts, and create the art projects for each page of their book. They are so proud to take their books home and we hear from parents that they set time aside during their own Thankgiving feast to get "schooled by their first grader". LOVE it! 

Here's What's Included:
-Teacher Directions
-Copy and Color Book Cover
-Make and Create Book Cover 
-8 Thanksgiving Vocabulary Cards for Pocket Chart or Bulletin Board
-1 Color Thanksgiving Mini Word Wall Poster
-1 Black and White Thanksgiving Mini Word Wall Poster
-6 Fact Finder posters about the First Thanksgiving
-6 Blank Bubble Maps for Class Brainstorming
-6 Student Brainstorming Worksheet Printables 
-6 Prewritten Text Boxes with First Thanksgiving Facts for Tracing
-6 Blank Text Boxes for First Thanksgiving Creative Writing
-6 Copy and Color options for art projects 
-6 Step by Step Teacher Directions for art projects
-Complete information to teach the following areas:
Transportation (Mayflower and Canoe)
Shelter (Log Cabins and Wigwams)
Food (Hunting and Planting)
We've just added My Interactive Story of the First Thanksgiving to our TpT Shop and it's on sale through Halloween. Early birds turkeys catch the worms deals!

Happy Hallogiving...Or, Happy Thanksoween...Or, at the very least...
HAPPY NOVEMBER! :)

3 comments:

  1. Copy, color, make, create.....all I can say is WooHoo! You girls have saved my week! This new unit is so awesome! Can't wait to go TPT shopping this weekend!

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  2. This is AMAZING!!! You ladies are ROCKSTARS! Thank you for creating such wonderful and easy to use resources!! The Moffatt Girls ADORE you both!!

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  3. I love interactive books and stories for my first graders. This is great and I am excited to put this into my cart! Thanks!
    Alyce

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