Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Week: Planned, Plus a Giveaway!!


If you are one of the lucky souls who is off all week for the Thanksgiving Holiday then keep on walkin’. We don’t want your kind here.
 
I kid. But also, I’m extremely jealous.

We have all half-day this week up to Thanksgiving, but Monday and Tuesday are also conferences.  I am convinced this is to make me feel extra thankful on Thanksgiving. Nothing like a a few stress induced days to take you into the holiday weekend.

One benefit of a short week filled with half-days is that I don’t have to worry about fitting in our basal series in reading, science, or social studies. We get to do fun Thanksgiving stuff instead!

If you’re working like I am this week, here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving products to get you to Turkey Day! 

Don’t forget to comment below to win “A Feast of Clues” (my Thanksgiving Inferring Centers)

A bulk of our learning will be from Stephanie’s “All About Thanksgiving” unit.  I love that it’s common core aligned, so even though we’re taking a break from our regular curriculum resources, I’m still tackling all the skills I need to be.  There is so much to this unit, math, reading, and vocabulary resources, and of course a cute craftivity or two :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Thanksgiving-Unit-For-The-Common-Core-Classroom-969544
Read more about Stephanie’s unit here. Buy it here.

We’ll also be using my friend Tracy’s “The Trouble with Turkeys” ebook and correlating unit. My class loved her “Wendy the Witch” ebook, so I know this will be a hit!

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Read more about it here. Buy it here.

I’ve been pulling from Katie King’s November Busy Teacher all month and I won’t stop this week! Our math series doesn’t introduce time or money until much later in the year, so I’m going to introduce money this week and follow up with a few of Katie’s sheets. We do a “time check” on a  regular basis in our classroom as well, so her November telling time worksheets will make great morning or math journal work. I am addicted to Busy Teacher…cannot wait for December!

Read more about it here. Buy it here.

We’ll be rounding out the week with my Thanksgiving Inferring Center, “A Feast of Clues”. My kiddos loved, loved, loved the October ones, so when my friend Alisha suggested a Thanksgiving-themed one, I jumped at the opportunity!

Feast Preview Cover

It works a lot like “Costume Clues”. Students read the description of a Thanksgiving food item and decide which item is being described.  There is a primary version as well as an “upper primary” version, perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders.
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And follow up sheets to use with the center.

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Get a closer look and buy it here!

Or, win it below!

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite Thanksgiving food item. Mine is definitely mashed potatoes! Don’t forget to leave your email. I will announce the winner on my Facebook page tonight, so make sure you like me on Facebook by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

Wishing you a sane week at school if you’re stuck there like me, and a restful and stuffing Thanksgiving with the people you love!

Halle

51 comments:

  1. Stuffing made with Chestnuts- using the Williams Sonoma recipe. It's so good!

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  2. Love mashed potatoes and gravy!

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  3. Love mashed potatoes and gravy!

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  4. Love turkey with gravy! Plus pumpkin pie!!!
    kburch@sjbplymouth.org

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  5. Oyster casserole! It's not traditional by many standards, but it's a long standing tradition in my family (just as important as the turkey!).

    couchannae@gmail.com

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  6. Turkey! Mainly because I love the leftover turkey sandwiches we make using the rolls and turkey from dinner.
    teachergonedigital @ gmail.com

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  8. Squash - mashed up with butter, cinnamon and a little brown sugar. Also the cranberry jello salad my step dad makes. Fabulous. nroubo@gmail.com

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  9. Green bean casserole!!! Delicious! arodriguez@avsd.org

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  10. Sweet Potato Souffle!! st_kloeffler@smfcsd.org

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  11. I love my mom's stuffing the best of anything, but there are so many yummy things! Sweet potato casserole is a close second.

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  12. I love my mom's traditional "caramel pie"
    J28ber@gmail.com

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  13. Definitely love pumpkin pie! Thanks for the ideas!
    Franciscoaj4@gmail.com

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  14. My Thanksgiving must have is a potato casserole...gotta have my starches ! ; ) I have your October inferencing pack and my 2nd graders loved it !

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  15. My favorite is sweet potato casserole. yashikaslaughter@gmail.com

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  16. My favorite is sweet potato casserole!

    Christin shiftingteacherk2@gmail.com
    Shifting Teacher K-2

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  17. Mashed potatoes! I could eat a plateful of them :) we LOVED your costume clues and I hadn't gotten around to taking these off my wish list. Would love to add them into my lessons for this week!

    Jenna

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  18. Pumpkin cheesecake drowning in caramel syrup! YUM!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  20. I absolutely love my sister-in-law's sweet corn casserole...mmmm, so good! lisette.diaz@browardschools.com

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  21. My mom's homemade stuffing! poohm12@hotmail.com

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  22. I love acorn squash roasted with real maple syrup and cinnamon! Yummy!

    jeanette.rivera@fresnounified.org

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  23. My grandma's homemade noodles! hml93@hotmail.com

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  24. I love pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream:)
    Deb

    debinderry@gmail.com

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  25. I love sweet potatoes AND stuffing. I look forward to eating it every year! I'm so sorry that you have to work everyday leading up to Thanksgiving AND that you have conferences. Students come 1 1/2 days and the rest of that 1/2 day is teacher inservice. I will be listening to a speaker at another school and then going back to school to switch my classroom over to December so it's read for Elfie's (our Elf on the Shelf) arrival on Monday. Hope things go well for you this week! :)

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  26. I love turkey and gravy! Yum!! I also love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!
    good enough teacher

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  27. I hope i'm not too late! I couldn't leave a comment from my iPad earlier. I love STUFFING!!! I can't wait to eat some on Thursday! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome pack :)

    Maria
    manakans@hotmail.com

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  28. I love turkey!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Stephanie
    stephb_2001@hotmail.com

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  29. Mashed potatoes with gravy are absolutely my favorite! Thank you for the chance to win your great new product!
    Stephanie C.
    {stephanie.brigolin@gmail.com}

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  30. I love my mom's stuffing! It's rice with meats and celery and cooked in the turkey to get lots of flavor. It's so good!!

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  31. Definitely Stuffing (the real in the bird kind!)

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  32. Definately lefse dipped in mashed potatoes and gravy.
    Bethany.wager@gmail.com

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  33. My great grandmothers homemade noodles. At 96 years old she is still making us noodles :-)
    Allyson.harmon@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite food is definitely the green bean casserole. My brother throws in asparagus and it's to die for!

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  35. My favorite is stuffing (cooked inside the turkey) made with love by my mom:)! I LOVE this new inferring activity; you are so creative!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Sara
    Sweetsarabowling@gmail.com

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  36. My favorite is definitely the pumpkin pie covered in whipped cream. Yum! We work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!

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  37. Sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie are my favorite!

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  38. Sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie are my favorite!

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  39. It is not Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie with a LOT (and I mean A LOT) of whipped cream! A few years ago my mom was making her pies and FORGOT to put the sugar in, baked them, served them and then threw them ALL in the garbage! It just wasn't the same!

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  40. Green bean casserole--it always taste best on Thanksgiving for some reason!

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  41. I love love love potatoes and gravy! katienussbaum87@gmail..com

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  42. Stuffing!! ALL THE WAY! :)

    Tammy
    http://livinglifehappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  43. Stuffing!! ALL THE WAY! :)

    Tammy
    http://livinglifehappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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