Is it November already?

November means fall leaves, football, cranberry sauce, pilgrims, Native Americans, pumpkin pie and TURKEY!  In my first grade classroom we make a bulletin board for Thanksgiving.  I have a parent helper take each student one by one and ask them how they would cook a turkey if they had to make it for their family for Thanksgiving.  The parent types EVERYTHING that the student says.  The parent also has a list of prompts if the student cannot think of what to say (how long do you cook it, where do you cook it, do you put anything inside of it, how much do you need to make, etc- I give the parent helper a checklist of things just in case). 
I then print them off and the students get to read it to the class (with my help). Afterward, they decorate their border and we post them on the bulletin board:

They are HILARIOUS!  Here is an example:

"First you go to Smith's down the street and buy a big turkey.  Take it home and rip off the plastic and pull all that yucky stuff out of the middle of it.  I think you are supposed to put something inside of the turkey, but I'm not sure what it's called.  Turn the oven on to hot.  It's 100 degrees hot.  Make sure you check the oven a lot because my mom burned one last year.  When it's done it will be brown and you can take it out to eat.  Put salt and pepper on it.  I do like turkey on Thanksgiving Day, but I like chocolate pie better."

For the bulletin board I made a turkey out of butcher paper, the serving dish out of tin foil, and the garnishments are fake ivy leaves.



Jessica Lawler said...

Hahah! These are hilarious - what a wonderful idea! :)

Joy in the Journey

Crowuyxn said...

Hahah! These are hilarious - what a wonderful idea! :) ~Jessica Joy in the Journey

Anonymous said...

I am also excited about the November that you have been talking about in this post. It sure is exciting when you are having so many exciting things to be share about such things.

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Be creative and unique, thank you for sharing the way.

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Anonymous said...

In order for us to answer this question we need some kind of reference point. We need something that will tell us whether we're in January or December. I will visit now. The best way to do this is by looking at the date on the calendar itself—if today is October 31st and tomorrow would be November 1st then we'll assume that today was October 31st and tomorrow will be November 2nd (unless we have reason to believe otherwise).

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