Get students excited to write with these interesting writing prompts. Includes a class book, travel journal + diary pages.
After reading several stories about the Pilgrims, so that your students have some knowledge of their life and times, an interesting November writing prompt would be to have them write a letter to a Pilgrim child on the Mayflower.
13 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3a
Use these themed pumpkin cards to teach/review digital and analog time to the hour and half hour.
18 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3a
Use these themed turkey cards to teach/review digital and analog time to the hour and half hour.
Make the large turkey head shapes and use them for a cute November bulletin board, review or interesting way to assess. Students can choose their favorite shape and turn it into the body of a turkey by adding the construction paper parts.
Students pick a partner and take turns spinning. Whatever shape they land on , they color the matching shape on their turkey. The first child to color in all of the turkey's feathers is the winner.
Build children's self-esteem with this class-made book. Write names of students on the Pilgrim hat; toss them into a container, children choose one and write about that child.
Students write things that they are thankful for in each letter. Challenge older students to think of at least 1 or 2 things that begin with that letter. i.e. inside the letter F you might write: food, family, friends, freedom etc.
These make a quick, easy, and simple independent center activity, that students can transition to after they complete their morning table-top lessons. I've included templates that students can color, cut and glue, + a blank one, where children glue their photo to the face of the Pilgrim.