Here's my latest creation: Eight Little Candles! And it's free when you go to my teacher store. It's a little resource packed with two original poems, writing prompts, and a paper candle craft-ivity. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Diwali, your children will enjoy this resource. Bringing light to the world is a non-denominational concept. And we can ALL use a little extra light in our world! Thanks for checking it out!
Phonological awareness activities can be fun when reading a poem together. Here's one of the poems I use for choral reading in November: Five Fat Turkeys* Kids just love to read this poem! It is best suited for children in grades K-2. There are several phonological activities you can do using this poem or any poem! After everyone's had fun clapping, do an art/craft activity, such as thumbprint turkeys, or a paper bag turkey puppet (see link and photo below).
Clap each word (Great phonological activity for word awareness)
Delete and Substitute Words (Leave out words, or make up new ones)
Rewrite and illustrate the poem as a class poem for a collaborative book
Play with /ou/ words
Play with long e words using "ee"
Make thumbprint turkeys
Make a puppet
This is a great turkey with directions you can download.
There is so much to be thankful for! I want to show my thankfulness by doing something for our local food bank. It's not an easy time for so many families. We've all had some tough times, but I think it's actually harder now than ever for a family with young children to get by. Doing this little bit, I feel is the least I can do! This month I am donating 10% of my sales profits from my Teachers Pay Teachers store to our local food bank. So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood (at TPT, that is...) please stop by. I am truly thankful for all the good things that have come my way...and not a one to be taken for granted!