Lesson Plans

One more week until Thanksgiving break! I just can’t believe it!

I LOVED seeing all of the disguised turkeys this past week! The kiddos had a blast sharing theirs! We have several fun activities planned for this week including making friendship bracelets based off of the first Thanksgiving story and creating a yummy Thanksgiving Blessing Mix!


-Please send in your item for the blessing mix as soon as possible!

-If you signed up to bring pony on my signupgenius page, please send them in by Tuesday, November 13th!

Here is a peek into our week:

Morning Activities:

-I am Thankful Class Book

-Journals: (incorporating do, get and all learned sight words)

-Sight Word Writing using Play-Doh and Toothpicks

-Sight Word/Number Word Bingo

-Color by Number Teen Numbers

Sight Words:

Introduce: do, get

-Letters: Review: Ee, Ff, Yy

-Numbers: 10-11

I Love You Ritual: Wonderful Woman

Morning Message:

-Word Family House -ot (-ot word family book)

-Fill in missing sight words

-Editing simple sentences

-What #s come next?

-Stretch Out Words

-Rhyme Away!

Reading Anchors:

  • Review: What are Characters, what is a setting, reading is thinking, making connections
  • Review: Story Elements and Let’s Retell

  • Describe Mini:

-Reading Activities: Sequencing A Turkey for Thanksgiving, creating B/M/E foldables, charting story elements in groups

-Games: manipulating words with and (hand, land, stand etc..), sight word game: BOOM!

Read Alouds:

The Night Before Thanksgiving, Ten Thankful Turkeys, Pete the Cat Thanksgiving, The Littlest Pilgrim, Thanksgiving for Emily Ann

-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:

*Reading Skill: Charting Story Elements, Describing Characters, Sequencing


Go Get Some, Glad I’m Not a Turkey

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters.


Busy Bee Center Rotations (See literacy stations blog post for more details of the centers that we will be doing this week)


Interactive Writing:

-I am Thankful for…

-Model Parts of a Book

Writing Anchors to Reference:

-Sentence Frames

I can tell a story:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Begin creating a book (title page, think, draw, label, write…add pages, the end page)

-Use inspiration pages and heart maps to get ideas for story and begin writing.

-Use sentence frame poster to get ideas of what to write about.

-Adding details

-Review how to use writing folder for finished/unfinished work

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

Keeping Our Feeling Buddies Safe – to recognize feeling faces, name the feeling and learn self-regulatory self-talk

Review ways to calm ourselves

Today we are going to pair up and learn how to help our Feeling Buddies feel safe

I Love You Ritual – row, row, row your boat, during this song if you are the boat you job is to keep your passenger safe

Which buddy shows how you might feel during a storm

Which buddy shows how you might feel when someone holds you safely

Practice talking to our buddies

Sing Helping My Buddy #10



Number Corner:

-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school

Class Routines:

-Count Around the Circle Dice Game

-Roll and Record

-Do you like Thanksgiving?/Observations

-Roll and Shout Sum! (with dice)


Number Talks:

-What do you notice?

-Dot Cards (show 3 with 5 in different ways, discuss how many and then justify the quantity)

-Pips on a Dice

-Fluency Find It Game #s through 20


Problem Solving: Turkey Problem using subtraction

Math Fun:

-Math by Myself Options:

Inventory Bags: Come up with quantity and show how you counted it on paper. Show it in different ways.


-Math with Someone Options:

-Number Line Partner Game (What Number is Missing?)

-Ten Frame Turkeys (How Many More?)

-Turkey Feather Count

-The Pumpkin Patch

-sort 2D and 3D shapes by shape, color, etc…

-make shapes with geoboards

-any number sense games taught

-Any Shape Games

-Counting w/Play Doh

-QR Code Math

-Large #line game

-Magnetic Number Game

-Subitizing puzzles

-any measurement game taught

-race to 10 or 20

-Roll and Record

-Race to Ten/Twenty


Math in Writing:

Journaling: Problem Solving/creating 3D shapes with toothpicks and mini marshmallows

Math Anchors:

-Where do we see math?

Math Activities:

-Gobble, Gobble: Roll, Add and Color

-What’s Missing?

-Thanksgiving Graph

Social Studies/Science: Thanksgiving

Bear Says Thanks read aloud and chart what we are thankful for. Add it to our Thankful Tree.

-Thanksgiving Traditions

-Create Friendship Bracelets based on the First Thanksgiving Story

-Create Thanksgivng Blessing Mix



We are going to have a….BLESSED week! 🙂


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