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Are You Ready to Ship Your Students Off to a New World?

Yes, the last few weeks have been a long haul. I'm VERY tired, and so are the kids, but we've got a couple more school days to survive!

Are you ready to ship your students off to a New World? It's a tough time of year! Time to pull all the stops out and try some super fun, engaging activities. (Shh... don't tell them they're still learning!)

It's time to pull all the stops out! Time for high interest activities that involve conversation and movement.  Here are some ideas:

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I'll be pulling out this activity from my Science and Social Studies Printables for November.

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We'll also be reading informational text and learning about turkeys! (This is also in the Science and Social Studies Printables for November.)

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I like to let the children work in pairs or small groups while working in these informational text booklets. It encourages conversation to discuss the information they are learning, and encourages them to use their new vocabulary.

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Speaking of "reading with a partner", we'll be finishing up these Informational Thanksgiving Books for Visualization and Illustration that we started last week. 


I also let them loose on this Scholastic Site, which has loads of images and information about the First Thanksgiving. We are lucky to have 7 tablets and 3 chrome books for the children to use.


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Finally, we'll be getting our reading, writing, word work, and math skills in with these Fun No Prep Activities for Thanksgiving.

Planning ahead? Check out some of these blog posts:(See the images for the links!)

Are you ready to ship your students off to a New World? It's a tough time of year! Time to pull all the stops out and try some super fun, engaging activities. (Shh... don't tell them they're still learning!)

Are you ready to ship your students off to a New World? It's a tough time of year! Time to pull all the stops out and try some super fun, engaging activities. (Shh... don't tell them they're still learning!)


Are you ready to ship your students off to a New World? It's a tough time of year! Time to pull all the stops out and try some super fun, engaging activities. (Shh... don't tell them they're still learning!)


Are you ready to ship your students off to a New World? It's a tough time of year! Time to pull all the stops out and try some super fun, engaging activities. (Shh... don't tell them they're still learning!)


Are you ready to ship your students off to a New World? It's a tough time of year! Time to pull all the stops out and try some super fun, engaging activities. (Shh... don't tell them they're still learning!)

What would you do if you were president?

Children shouldn't have to deal with actual politics, especially since these days politics can be far too hurtful and controversial! I think it's best to go in a different direction with kids.
 
What would you do if you were president? I asked my students this question, and their responses were absolutely delightful!
 
 
This year, on election day, we voted for our favorite Indoor Recess Game. Sorry won, with Battleship a close second. We graphed our votes, and drew some conclusions from the data.


A couple of days later, we had a fabulous discussion.


I asked them what they would do if they were President of the United States.  Their answers were amazing!

Here are some of my favorites:


  • I would get rid of smoking.
  • I would expect people to try to get along.
  • I would get rid of drugs.
  • I would make sure people stopped hurting each other.
  • I would have people smile more.
  • I would let people wear their hair however they want.
  • I would have the rich people use their extra money to help the poor people.
  • I would get rid of junk food.
  • I would make everyone read.
  • I would make sure people are healthy.
  • I would make people exercise.
  • I would get rid of bullies.

Honestly, I was inspired and proud! I half expected "typical" kid answers: no homework, no bedtimes, more video games... but they didn't go in that direction at all! 

They've got my vote!


What would you do if you were president? I asked my students this question, and their responses were absolutely delightful!


Be Prepared for Giggles!

Here's a group game that will bring out the giggles in everyone! 

 
 Be Prepared for Giggles! "True or False" is a fun activity that will send the children into fits of laughter!
It can be played at Morning Meeting, indoor recess, or any time of day. It's called True or False?

One person is "it". That person makes two statements. One is a true statement, the other is a false statement. It might sound something like this:  "I have an older brother. I have a baby sister." The others have to guess which is the fallacy.  It sounds so simple, but when the kids try to make up false statements, the giggles begin!

Usually, it's pretty easy to guess the false statement, but that's not really what it's about. It's really about the giggles! After all, a good laugh is healthy!
 
This game can easily be played in the classroom OR in a virtual learning experience. 
 
For more team building games see: 

Be Prepared for Giggles! "True or False" is a fun activity that will send the children into fits of laughter!

Be Prepared for Giggles! "True or False" is a fun activity that will send the children into fits of laughter!

 


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