We had some fun during this short Thanksgiving week writing persuasive letters. The students wrote to their families from the perspective of the turkey that was about to be eaten for dinner. The persuasive task? Convince your family not to have you for dinner! I wrote about this activity in more detail in my post "Monday Made It-Just in Time for Thanksgiving" if you want to check it out for next year.
I'm so lucky that my mom comes in every week to help me in my classroom! This week among other things, my mom helped me prepare our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feast to have while we watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Anyone remember what Charlie served to all his friends?
Toast, popcorn, pretzels, and jellybeans! What everyone wants on Thanksgiving, right? I think my students really enjoyed it, the feast and the movie. They were cracking up at Snoopy and Woodstock's antics, which made me smile. I don't think kids watch these anymore, and remember how much we looked forward to the one time they were on tv each year?
We started our Happy Holidays behavior incentive this week, because the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is shorter this year (not that I'm complaining!). It is my favorite way to give gifts to my students and get them to behave during a crazy time of year. You can read more about it in my post "It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas (and it's giving me a headache!)".
I've been working all week to put together my Holiday Activities Bundle. It's not quite done yet, but it's already 34 pages long! So far it has Holiday Sudoku, coloring pages, Bingo, a word search, a snowflake craft, and gift certificates for kids to do for family gifts. My goal is to finish it this weekend, along with a million other things! (I finished it! Yah!) You can find it at my TPT Store.
Bonny is home from college for a couple days for Thanksgiving, so we got out the Christmas decorations a little early. It's a tradition that I do the lights and the kids do the ornaments. I don't know how my husband arranged this deal, but I know it works for him!
After you are all done shopping out and about this weekend, make sure you hit the big sale at Teachers Pay Teachers starting Monday! My whole store will be 20% off!
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend! Don't forget to check out Five For Friday at Doodle Bugs Teaching once you are home recovering from the Black Friday crowds!