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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Turkey Day Fun

Have you read this book?  

It is so funny.  My kids love the pictures, and the story.  I thought it would be fun to do a compare and contrast with it and A Turkey for Thanksgiving (also a favorite of mine).

This book is so cute.  It's a great book for kids to make predictions with too.  I like to read both stories, starting with The Great Turkey Race.   Then when I read A Turkey for Thanksgiving we stop when the turkey enters the Moose's home, and my kids make a prediction of what will happen to Turkey.

We share our predictions with each other, and then I finish the story.  They love the ending! :)

I love these two stories so much that I thought I would try a little compare/contrast activity with them.
 You can use the above for a whole group Venn diagram

 Or, if you would like, there's a student version as well. 
 Then, silly me....I tried to do a crafty thing again.  My daughter and I put this one together.  He's kinda cute.  It's Wing from The Great Turkey Race.  I am far from being a crafty person, but when I showed it to my kiddos they wanted to make it right away.  Now I have something to bribe them with! :)  YAY!
 If you liked any of the things above, please click on the cute Pilgrim Turkey and grab yourself your ******FREE***** Turkey Day fun from Google Docs! :)  My little way of saying Thank you for being so awesome at what you do!!  If you wanted to throw a little love my way in the comments section below, I won't complain! :)

If you haven't had a chance to check out my Thanksgiving Pack, you're missing out.  The graphics in this set are soooooo cute!!!  My kids have been loving their centers the past two weeks.

You can click HERE to see it on TpT. 

I also made pilgrim activities last year to go with Sarah Morton and Samuel Eaton.

And, just in case you missed it before----how about a math fact freebie?  :)


  1. DeAnne,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! You are the best! I am excited to see your Turkey Venn Diagram! I just did one today with The Rainbow Fish and a informational text! The kids were loving it! I'm sure your firsties are having fun with all the turkey goodness this week!

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  2. Thanks for the great freebies! I'm using the compare and contrast tomorrow.

  3. The two book comparison will be perfect for tomorrow!! I was wondering what else I could do tomorrow!!!! Love those two stories!! Thanks soooo much!!

  4. Thanks for the freebies! :o)


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    1. oops- I love your compare and contrast activity and your cute turkey craft. Thanks so much for sharing and making me feel like I'm back in the classroom again.

  6. I love your turkey-- too cute, DeAnne!! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  7. I love that little project to go with the book! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  8. The Great Turkey Race is a new one for me.
    Love the turkey art!!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  9. My class LOVES a Turkey for Thanksgiving! It's such a sweet story and I love Eve Bunting's descriptive writing! Thanks for the freebie, too! :)

  10. I love The Great Turkey Race! It is such a fun book! We also love Run Turkey, Run! Thank you for visiting me! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  11. Thanks for all your great freebies! Also. I love your Pilgrim pack. Last years class really loved the readers and I'm sure this years class will to.

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