I know there are multiple ways to approach the holiday, from both historical and present-day viewpoints, or even a mixture of both. My favorite way to celebrate Thanksgiving is always from a gratitude perspective. We will talk a bit about the history, but I have always loved celebrating current-day traditions, families, food (of course!) and all of the many reasons we can be thankful this time of year.
If you've used any of my centers in the past, you will notice a similar set-up, which I have found to be so beneficial for my kids throughout the entire year. This packet includes 36 Thanksgiving-themed words that are a great way to learn and review familiar (and not-so-familiar) terms associated with this time of year.
Students can either use the word cards (pictured on the right) or the individual sheet with all words to cut up and glue or just to use as reference throughout the packet.
They will use these words to:
- sort alphabetically
- sort by parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective)
- sort by syllables
- include in a written piece with the included publishing page
Also included in this packet is a Making Words Center with the letters spelling "Thanksgiving Time". There are three recording sheets, so you can differentiate with the finished product here as well:
Last, there is a Cause & Effect Activity with header cards and a helpful anchor chart in case they need an extra example:
Do you have a subscription to BrainPOP or BrainPOP, Jr? I'm lucky that our district has a license, so I can (and do!) access it for just about everything! There is a *great* Cause & Effect video on BrainPop, Jr. that is a quick and effective way to launch this center if this is new to your group.
I hope these can help in your own classroom as you celebrate this season of thanks and gratitude! If you're interested, they are now in my TpT Store HERE.
Thanks so much and have a wonderful week up ahead :)