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Old 11-05-2007, 05:10 PM
 
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Last year somebody posted an attachment of a homework assignment that involved the students disguising a turkey so that he wouldn't get eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. I thought I had saved it, but can't find it. Does anybody have this, or something similar? I am looking for instructions for the assignment and a turkey pattern that the kids would disguise. Thanks!


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Old 11-05-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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I know there's a book that goes with this idea. I can't think of it right now, sorry! If I find it I'll send it to you tomorrow.
Here's the poem I found.

If turkeys thought,
they'd run away
a week before Thanksgiving Day.
But turkeys can't anticipate,
and so there's turkey on my plate.

I don't have a pattern that I could attach, but I'm sure Mailbox Magazine would have something.
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I have several versions...
Old 11-05-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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The first attachment is the letter I send home. The second is the turkey pattern and writing paper.
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File Type: doc Family Turkey Project.doc (171.0 KB, 5151 views)
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Here's the
Old 11-05-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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naked turkey...
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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Here's the poem I attached to my note: My name is Tom the Turkey and I'm as scared as I can be. I'm wearing a disguise so you won't eat me!


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Old 11-05-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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I LOVE your turkey template! I wasn't planning on doing that project this year but your posts just changed my mind! Thanks!
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tom the turkey
Old 11-06-2007, 05:30 PM
 
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Adorable! Thanks so much!
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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I love this idea and am excited to use it, could you please post any examples? I'm having a hard time understanding the writing piece, thanks
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Thanks!
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This is exactly what I was looking for!!!! Thanks a million!
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:55 AM
 
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I love this idea. Is there a book that goes with this activity?
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More info, please....
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I, too, would love more information about the writing part of this project. I love the idea! What exactly do the kids write? Are they trying to persuade or just explaining their disguise?

Thanks so much for more info....I want to do this next week!
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Albuquerque Turkey
Old 11-09-2007, 09:59 PM
 
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Our first graders disguise their Albuquerque turkeys and sing this song.

(sung to the tune of "Clementine")

Albuquerque is a turkey
And he's feathered and he's fine
And he wobbles and he gobbles
and he's absolutely mine.
He's the best pet that you can get..
Better than a dog or cat.
He's my Albuquerque turkey
And I'm awfully proud of that.
He once told me , very frankly
he preferred to be my pet,
not the main course at my dinner,
and I told him not to fret.
And my Albuquerque turkey
is so happy in his bed,
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner...
We had scrambled eggs instead.
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We read several books about NOT eating turkey
Old 11-10-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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for Thanksgiving... Gracias, The Thanksgiving Turkey, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, A Turkey for Thanksgiving are a few titles off the top of my head.

Regarding the writing portion... you go a couple of ways. The kids can write a persuasive piece why it isn't right to eat turkey or a descriptive piece telling about the disguise. I leave it open ended to give the kids the option...
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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excellent idea - thank you so much.
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Naked Turkeys were a hit!
Old 11-15-2007, 05:12 AM
 
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I did this with my class yesterday for our writing activity, they absolutly loved it and the writing was so funny. We had a great time sharing our silly turkeys and now they are on display on our grade level bulliten board in the hallway!

Thanks so much for sharing!
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I did it
Old 11-15-2007, 05:46 AM
 
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However, I made my a home project. The turkeys came out so cute that two more of my teammates did it. The writing was pretty good. The cutest ones that we got were Elvis and Abraham Lincoln (he talked about the Turkeysburg Address). I was impressed.
I think that the most important thing was that the students did this with their parents and spent time with them. I hope that everyone enjoys theirs as much as we enjoyed ours. The turkeys really showed off their personalities.
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This is great!
Old 11-15-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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iluv3rd - Thanks so much for sharing your idea! I love it.
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Thanks!
Old 11-15-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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I LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for sharing the templates - I think the kids are going to have so much fun doing this project!

Just another reason why I am a PT junkie!!!
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Cute Idea!
Old 11-15-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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This is such a cute idea! What grades do you do this with?
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Turkey disguise
Old 11-15-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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I sent this home last week - all 7 first grade classes did this. They have come back soooo cute! We have camos, sherriff's, brides, barbie's, santa's, santa-turkey's. I loved it. Thanks so much!
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Thanks for the pattern
Old 11-19-2007, 05:19 AM
 
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Thank you for the pattern! My friend told me about this activity, but didn't have the pattern. I can't wait for my class to start disguising their turkeys!
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I did a version of this
Old 11-19-2007, 05:52 AM
 
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with my SpEd class last Thursday--I wasn't sure I could get any of them to do it at home so I let them do it at school. They loved it.

We used iluv3rd's naked Turkey and handwriting sheet, kidsrme11's poem and then another idea from another thread as an additional sentence.

We had the sheep, a hippie, a city cop, a hunter, an EMT, a MP and a couple others. I modeled the basic sentences on the board and they just had to fill in the blanks. Overall, it read, "I am NOT a turkey! Sorry, but I am just a(n) ________. Please do not eat me!
P.S. I have heard __________ is very tasty!" This let them think and do and read and write. They had to use their best handwriting, sight words and CVC words and lots of punctuation...it was a great activity all in all! I'll have to do that again next year.
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Thank you! Just what I needed.
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