Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thanksgiving Literacy and Math Centers and Autumn Art

The holiday season always seems to pass by so quickly. We were just immersed in Halloween, and now I'm preparing for all our Thanksgiving activities. We have the week of Thanksgiving off, so November is a short month for us.

I created a "JUST for FIRST GRADE" packet of Thanksgiving Literacy and Math activities. It's called Talking Turkey and Thanksgiving Literacy and Math Activities and Centers. It's filled with graphic organizers, a Thanksgiving booklet, a class book, 3 literacy and 3 math centers, and MORE! Click on the picture to preview.

I fell in love with this Scarecrow art lesson on Pinterest.

I used it as a directed art lesson. The students drew the scarecrow step-by-step with pencil. They then traced the pencil marks with crayon. Lastly, they painted it with watercolor. The children's artistic styles always amaze and delight me!

I'm so fortunate this year to have a parent volunteer who is an artist. She brought all sorts of adornments for our autumn hand collages. We hung them from a small potted manzanita tree with loads of branches for hanging artistic creations.

What Thanksgiving and autumn activities are you doing with your class? I'd love to hear about some of your ideas. 


  1. Love those scarecrows, Mona! So funny and cute.

  2. Those scarecrows are gorgeous!! So glad to have found you!
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