Friday 5 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, eh?

So excited the long weekend is finally here! Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian followers and fellow bloggers! Can't wait to eat some turkey this weekend! We have been talking about turkeys all week, so I can't wait to enjoy some! I just realized that I use a lot of exclamation marks. I'm going to have to work on that. Not today though, because it's Friday!!! Woo hoo!!

I don't know what it was today, but my kids were just in a silly, giggling mood right from the get-go. Maybe it was the snow? Maybe it was the fact that it was the Friday before a long weekend? Maybe it was a full moon? Something in the water? I don't know, but we had fits of laughter going on throughout the day. Well, silly me... I decided to read the book, "10 Fat Turkeys". Now, usually I pre-read books that I am going to read to the class just to be prepared, but I kind of skipped that with this book. Right after I read the title and the class exploded with laughter, I knew this was going to get interesting. My favourite line was, "Looky!' said one floofy turkey.... even I burst into laughter. Floofy?? Is that even a real word? I almost couldn't read the page. I kept cracking up at floofy. But we made it to the end and the kids really enjoyed this silly, counting down book.

We finished up our paper bag turkeys and they turned out so cute!! I love when one student comes up with a silly idea though, and everyone thinks their turkey should look like that too. That is why about 7 kids are going home with turkeys wearing pirate hats and eye patches. There were a few bikini wearing turkeys too. And one in a tutu. Gotta love their creativity!

Here's a few turkey freebies for ya... Heather over at Heather's Heart had an adorable ten frame cover up game that I just loved! Unfortunately, the school I am at does not celebrate Halloween, so I will have to save her games for another year. I decided to make one similar to hers though, featuring turkeys! It's called Turkey Trouble. Students roll two dice, add the dots, and cover up (or colour in) the turkey with the matching ten frame. First one to cover (or colour) all the turkeys is the winner! I have included a colour and black/white version for you. Clipart is from the ever fabulous KPM Doodles. Click the picture to download yours! (Font looks a little funny in Google Docs, but it's fine when you download the pdf!) And check out Heather's blog to get her adorable Halloween ones too!

So I am in love with Mr. Harry's Kindergarten videos on YouTube. We use a bunch during our calendar time. We also starting practicing counting by 10s, so we love Climbing Up this Mountain to practice! We actually stand up and climb as we sing. Lots of fun. Anywho, we also enjoyed the 5 Little Turkey song. I typed up the words so that we could glue it into our poetry notebook. We add a new poem every Friday and the kids can read their poetry journals during Read to Self or Read with Someone time. Click the picture below to get your own copy of the poem (half page or full page sizes included). Words by Mr. Harry, clipart by KPM Doodles.

Well, enjoy your weekend or long weekend. In celebration of Thanksgiving, I decided to have a little sale! Everything in my TpT store is 20% off from now until Monday! Click to picture below to check it out! :)


  1. Cute turkey activities. Thanks for sharing. I keep reading about these long weekends that everyone is getting. We don't get any time off. Monday the students are out, but we have in-service all day. Enjoy your break!

  2. I was just reading about your Thanksgiving stuff and I had to keep thinking about why you were posting stuff for Thanksgiving and then I checked your post date and got even more confused so I re-read the post date! Then it all came back to me...HELLO! Sara...duh, she is from Canada and you are from teh U.S., der! I got it!
    Anyway, soooo cute! I think I might now have some fun things to do for Thanksgiving here in Utah! Thanks for the fun ideas!