Here's a fun activity to do this week if you are still in school, like me! Read a Thanksgiving related story and make a list of all the strong verbs. Then, let the children act out the verbs while the class guesses the verb. This is a great activity to do with any theme and is a wonderful way to integrate grammar, reading and writing. This book has tons of strong verbs. After each word is acted out, have the children cross out the word so it's not repeated and so you can see if they can find the word in the list.
The First Thanksgiving Day
A Counting Story
By Laura Krauss Melmed
This is a picture of a first grader acting out one of the words. Can you guess which one?
The week after Thanksgiving, I will be starting my gingerbread unit. One of the activities I love to do is called "How I Eat a Gingerbread Cookie!" The children sample a cookie, describe it, and map out the order in which they bit into the cookie. Then, they write about it, using lots of descriptive words. It's always a favorite.
Would you like to do this activity, too? Just click on the above image and download it for free! I hope you enjoy it enough to come back here and tell me so!
If you need another activity to supplement your gingerbread unit, you can also check out my scrambled sentences pack.
For those of you who are already planning for the holidays, like me, I have this great winter holiday language pack.
One more thing! In case you haven't heard, I'm giving away this really cool gadget. The contest ends on Wednesday, so it's a short one! Click on the image below to enter.