Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Thanksgiving To Remember...

Hey Kinder Friends,
I can't believe it is that time again. Thanksgiving time is one of my favorite times inside a Kindergarten classroom. All the hustle and bustle getting ready for a Kindergarten feast and talking about all things that make us feel so thankful inspires me to want to create a classroom where...
Being thankful is something to remember.

As we prepare for our celebration in Kindergarten we share the stories about our own customs, celebrations and traditions. One of my favorite stories to tell my class is how I remember preparing for my Kindergarten Thanksgiving when I was five. And we talk about what we are all looking forward to this Thanksgiving.

The story of the first Thanksgiving is something we talk about in class. We use this event in history and put the events in chronological order, discuss the similarities and differences in family customs and traditions and retell the story of the first Thanksgiving.
One sure fire way to get the kids retelling is through story retelling bracelets. This way they have the visual reminder of each part and it makes remembering a lot easier. We always have fun making these in class and wearing them home. This activity and lesson is by far one of my favorites and it is a great way to begin the season of all things thankful.
Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4b Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4c Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

TEKS Objectives:
Language Arts
K.2(B) identify syllables in spoken words.
K.2(H) isolate the initial sound in one-syllable spoken words.
K.4(B) ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
K.8(A) retell a main event from a story read aloud.
K.10(B) retell important facts in a text, heard or read.
K.11(A) follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments).
(B) ask and respond to questions about text.
(E) retell or act out important events in stories.
K.10(B) identify parts of plants such as roots, stem, and leaves and parts of animals such as head, eyes, and limbs.
Social Studies
K.3(A) place events in chronological order.
K.2(A)  count forward and backward to at least 20 with and without objects.
(B)  read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures.
(C)  count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.
(D)  recognize instantly the quantity of a small group of objects in organized and random arrangements.

This 138 page Print & Go Download Includes:
Classroom photos and directions
4 Blackline turkey headband printables with and without writing prompts
6 Color and blackline printables for a class big book I Can Set The Table
1 Blackline printable What’s Missing number line
1 Blackline cut and paste I Can Label The Table Setting
26 Blackline printables for creating Story Retelling Thanksgiving Placemats
1 Color printable for Thanksgiving Story Retelling Cards
1 Blackline printable for Large Thanksgiving Story Retelling Cards
1 Blackline printable for Small Thanksgiving Story Retelling Cards
8 Color printables for The First Thanksgiving Big Book
6 Blackline printables for student sized The First Thanksgiving emergent reader-The Pilgrim…
6 Blackline printables for student sized The First Thanksgiving-Alternate version
7 Blackline and color printables (different versions) of Thanksgiving Story Retelling Bracelets
1 Colored printable recipe card directions for Thanksgiving Snacks
6 Colored printables for I Can See The Pumpkin Parts Big Book
6 Blackline printables for student sized I Can See The Pumpkin Parts emergent reader
3 Colored Syllable Sort printables
1 Blackline Thanksgiving Blessings writing prompt stationary printable
1 Blackline Thanksgiving card printable
3 Blackline printable number line What Is Missing pages
6 Blackline cut and paste I Can Label The-Pumpkin, Indian Girl, Indian Boy, Pilgrim Girl, Pilgrim Boy, Turkey
4 Blackline printables for Beginning Sound Matching
4 Blackline printables for How Many counting with a ten frame
3 Blackline printable Roll Cover 3 versions/levels
Please note...MANY of the printables are Print & Go but some do require a little teacher prep!
Native American/Indian alternate text included...
Thanksgiving Blessings!

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