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!
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.