Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thanksgiving Preview

As much as I love October and Halloween...I love November and Thanksgiving more.  It is my birthday month, but I don't think that is the reason.  We are getting closer to Christmas, but I don't think that is the reason either.

I like history!

I like food!

I like saying Thank-you!

and....I like playing dress-up.

I go a little crazy...I admit it, maybe a little too crazy.  With the help of my students (and sometimes their parents) I cook a Thanksgiving Feast.  Yup...turkey, carrot and celery sticks (I have seen a 5 year old peel a nice fat carrot down to one carrot stick, yum!...others are using a peeler for the first time), rolls (I use frozen rolls, but I bake them in a dutch oven...outside), homemade butter (made in a jar), ground cranberry/orange relish (I have an old-fashioned grinder), baked potatoes (wrapped in foil in the coals), apple juice and sometimes we get ambitious and make pumpkin pie with the pumpkins we played with at Halloween.

With all this fun there is great learning going on.  I wanted to give my kinders chance for more practice with positional words.  Turkeys seem like the perfect way to do just that.  Follow this turkey around the farm...
 

If you want to download it, just click on the cover.  Then, please leave me some love.  Follow my blog and watch to see how my feast goes this year!


50 comments:

  1. Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say that I have truly loved reading through your blog posts. Any ways I’m going to be subscribing for your feed and I hope you post again soon.
    Regards,
    India play school

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  2. Love the reader!!! I'm giving thanks for you!!! Thank you!

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  3. Thank you! My kiddos need lots of practice with positional words right now.

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  4. This is soo cute! My kinders love little books that they can "do" things with and they love to take them home to read to their parents. Thanks so much for sharing. I am thankful for generous teachers like you! :0)

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  5. This is super cute! Thank you so much. Love, love, love it! I am so using it next week.
    Thanks,
    Andi

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  6. The kids will love doing this! Thank you! I'm your latest follower. :)
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  7. Very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Perfect timing for the positional words, and I love love love the adorable reader! I cant wait to see what you create next time!

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  9. This is really cute. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. Just found your blog!!! LOVE LOVE the turkey book!! Thanks soo much for sharing!
    Sarah
    shetrick@gmail.com

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  11. I am a mom of 7. My oldest 2 (my only girls, twins) are in 4th, my oldeset son is in 1st my second son just started kindergaten the younger 3 are still at home with me they are 3yrs. 2yrs.and 1yr. So Thank You! for the freebies! This is so cute! I love that it is simple enough that I can even use this with my 3yr. & 2yr.!!

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  12. I love it!!!! November is my favorite month, too, for all the reasons you named. So have a Happy Birthday and Thank you for a GREAT freebie!

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  13. This is awesome! I think my little darlins will love it!

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  14. Super cute Thanksgiving book! Goes great with CC. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. I loved the freebie and shared your blog with friends. Thank you so much!

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  16. Love that this is a freebie..
    So nice that their are still some bloggers that like to share for free!!
    I am going to give your blog site to my friends!!
    THanks for loving children enough to share with their teachers!!
    B.

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  17. Thank you so much for this freebie. It's exactly what i need to reinforce positional words with my class.

    Kathyprek

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  18. What a fun way to practice positional words! Thanks so much for the freebie...you are so creative!

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  19. Super Cute! Love the prepositional phrases and motor skills involved (coloring, cutting, moving, etc.)

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  20. Thank you for this fabulous freebie! You are very creative and generous.

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  21. What an adorable freebie!

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower! I'm a grandmother too and that official title is the reason for my blog name.:) Hope you will stop by sometime soon.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  22. So cute! We have been talking about position words, so this fits in perfectly. The kids love to make books at home, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  23. I cannot get this to print. Can you send me a copy of this PDF? mmagliocca@gasd.org

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  24. Nevermind! I just got it to work. What a great reader! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. I'm glad you got it working! Have fun...if you have any other troubles, just let me know.

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  25. This is such a cute concept for a book. Will be lots of fun to do with my girls. Just pinned onto our Reading Board. http://pinterest.com/educatorsspinon/reading-activities/

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  26. Thank you for the cute freebie. This is my first year teaching 4K (after many years in 1st grade), so I need all the help I can get!

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  27. Thank you for the cute freebie. This is my first year teaching 4K (after many years in 1st grade), so I need all the help I can get!

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  28. Thanks for such a great resource to use with my kinders. I really appreciate your willingness to share. I will be following your blog.

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  29. This is a great freebie, thank you! I think my students will really enjoy this one.

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  30. This little book worked perfectly for a solid review just before our thanksgiving break. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away free. I love seeing website that understands the value of providing a quality resource for free. It’s the old what goes around comes around routine.
    Regards
    Pre School Education In India - Little Millennium

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    1. I am happy you find this useful. Thank you for your kind words.

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  32. What I love about your article is that it is unique and loaded with substance which really captivates me. Some of the blogs today are not very informative and that is why site visitors will not read the full post. But yours was different. I'd like to thank my friend also for referring your blog to me. Hope to see more of this. Keep it up!
    Regards
    Pre Primary Education - Little Millennium

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  33. This is perfect! We just did positional words... Thank you!! :)

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  34. Very cute - I think I'm just going to do up 1 set and let the kids use them for center time. Thanks!

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  35. Hye!
    Even a Dutch English teacher in France is now using your wonderfull ideas!

    Thank you so much!

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  36. This is an adorable activity that I plan to use with my preschool students on my speech/language caseload. Thanks so much. I will be sure to stop by this blog again.

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  37. This is awesome! I love it and can't wait to use it with my kinders.

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  38. Thank you for this wonderful activity. I am going to modify it for my three-old son who has a hearing loss. I have been meaning to start working on these spatial relationships with him, so this activity is perfect since it is T for Turkey week at his preschool!

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  39. This is amazing. You are amazing. Thank you so much for being so generous with your talent and time.
    I'm a follower!

    Christine

    of K and C love grade 3

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  40. I love this booklet! Thank you so much!

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  41. My preschoolers are going to love this. Thank you!

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