Thanksgiving Week day #3

Sorry this post is a little late…you know Thanksgiving just got in the way of everything!  I was able to go to my sister’s house and then on to my in-laws house this year, so that was fun.  My hubby and son are both sick, so they’ve both been laying around like bumps on logs and I feel so bad for them–but they’re getting better! 🙂

Anyway….on with Wednesday!   We had an off schedule day Wednesday!  In the morning, we did our calendar routine, updated our binders and then we started working on our turkeys!  My son’s preschool class made these and I thought they were so cute that I made patterns for them on Tuesday evening and the kids traced, cut out and glued all the pieces on:


Here is the whole flock/herd/gaggle/what ever you call a group of turkeys:dsc000103

They were adorable!

We then wove Thanksgiving-y place mats: (I thought I had a picture, but no such luck!)

My new big book storage rack and big books (from my grant on Donor’s Choose) arrived on Wednesday:


(Sorry my computer is being difficult and will not rotate the picture the correct direction).  I love this stand though!  It will make Big Book Work Station much more organized and easier for the kids to find what they need and put things away.  I am going to add a plastic shoe box to the front of the stand so that the envelopes with task cards in them can be stored there.  Otherwise, they tend to get wrinkled and lost from the area!


Again, I’m sorry it’s the wrong direction!  This is a graph we made about our favorite Thanksgiving foods.  We talked about what the pilgrims ate (or what we thought they ate!) and listed some of those foods as well as favorites today.

Here are some of the books we read in the last 3 days! :






I thought it might be a good idea for both comprehension and math skills to make a graph at the end of a week like this; where all of the books are about a similar topic, to make a graph asking the children to pick their favorite.  They would need to be able to remember something from each story to be able to do that and explain why that book was their favorite.  It would also help us get in more graphing! 🙂

Last night, (Friday) my hubby, son and I went downtown to see the lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree:


It would be way better if it were turned the correct direction, but you get the idea!  There were 100,000 people that came to watch it and amazingly enough–we actually saw people we knew!  Hope you’re enjoying your few days off!  The next break isn’t far away! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on November 29, 2008, in Building Blocks/Language Arts, Calendar, Classroom Photos 2008-2009, Graphing, Language Arts/Writing, Literacy Work Stations, Math. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Where did you order your blue wire big book rack from? I’ve been looking for that exact rack everywhere (someone else in my building has one from years ago) and can’t find it being produced by anyone any longer.

    Thanks so much,


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