Turkey, Turkeys, Everywhere!

Hi all!

I feel like I'm surrounded by turkeys this week. I am definitely ready for Thanksgiving; it's one of my favorites! Why? Mashed potatoes of course. Oh, and spending time with family of course.

Anyway, each class in our school is having a pumpkin decorating contest for our chili supper Thursday night. Parents attending will vote for their favorite. I like to think of myself as a pretty decently creative person, but I really was at a loss with this pumpkin. I knew I didn't want to paint and other than that, I had no idea!

This morning on my way to school, I finally thought of it. A pumpkin turkey! Fun, easy, and I can easily involve the kids. I quickly cut out little turkey feathers and the kids wrote different things they were thankful for. One of my firsties wrote he was thankful for, "Jeejus." I love first grade spelling.

Here's the finished product:


More turkey fun has been our thankful bucket fillers I posted on Sunday. My class is full of some very thankful kiddos. One little girl said to me today, "I'm much more thankful for people than I am things." And, to be honest, I think the whole class feels that way. No where on those feathers did any of them say they were thankful for video games :)

Here's our set-up for the thankful bucket fillers:

I got that cute little Gobble Gobble bag in the Target Dollar Spot of course. Little did I know that it was only 50 cents when I bought it, rather than a whole dollar :) After they write a thankful bucket filler slip, the kids fold it up, and place it inside the little baggie. At the end of the day, I read them all and we just relax and enjoy hearing how our class is so appreciative and thankful. 

One little one wrote this one for the whole class. Adorable.


I even received a few. This one makes me smile :)

Here's the freebie! Just click and it will take you to my tpt store.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Bucket-Fillers-969839


That's it for now. Happy Tuesday!


 

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