Thankful for Teachers $550 Giveaway

Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, and it’s safe to say most of us are ready for a break with some great family time!  Several of my Teacher Author Friends have teamed up to bring you a chance to win $50.00 in Christmas CASH!  The Give Away is HUGE!  Just click the link below to have up to 50 chances to enter the raffle.   You may enter Sunday, November 13th through midnight on Tuesday, November 15th.  Prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, November 16th.  Please share this on all your social media sites with you teacher friends.  There are plenty of chances to win!  11 winners will get $50.00 in Gift Cards.  Good Luck!  I hope it is one of you!

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Thanksgiving Play

Every year I love teaching my students about Thanksgiving.  I teach them songs and funny poems all month.  We talk about traditions from the past that are still here in the present. Students perform for their families on stage or in the front of the classroom.  We invite the parents to bring food thankful-fest-long-pinin after the performance and share our classwork with them during the feast.  After having many teachers ask me to share my play, I decided to write it out step by step to help them learn the program without having to have me right there beside them.  I wrote every detail!  It has sign language, poems, posters, programs, editable invitations, headbands for pilgrims, Native Americans, turkeys and so much more!  It includes music by Jack Hartmann with his special permission.  Check it out if you want your class to shine this holiday season!

Halloween Crafts and Centers

Fall is one of my favorite times of year!  Not only does the weather feel nice, but the fall activities for Halloween are so much fun for children and adults to participate in during this season.  Here are some ideas for family fun crafts or classroom centers when you are celebrating the holiday. This is my sweet daughter img_4475sporting a spider hat she personalized with a bow.  There is also a witch hat a child could add.  I let my students go outside and gather fall leaves.  Then they use the leaves to paint and press to drawing paper to make leaf prints.  You can add writing to it to hit some more standards. Want some low prep or no prep simple centers?  Check out the Halloween Centers Pack full of fun ideas like puppets, books, letter id games, pumpkin math, and so much more. Another fun activity is for the students to read Where’s my Mummy by Carolyn Crimi.  You can find the story on You Tube, if you dohalloween-squaren’t have the book.  Have students make their own mummy and use the printable to help them make a Text to Self connection after reading the book.  It makes a cute bulletin board or window display for your parents to enjoy!  No matter what have fun with the children!

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