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 overwhelmed Joined: Aug 2007 Posts: 42 Junior Member
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Thanksgiving Ideas?!?!
11-10-2007, 04:23 PM
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I know it is right around the corner, but I can't seem to come up with a 5th grade activity for Thanksgiving for my students. I wanted to do something to put outside my classroom, but can't seem to settle on one idea. Any suggestions would be great!

 Teach 5 Joined: Sep 2005 Posts: 3,057 Senior Member
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Thanksgiving
11-13-2007, 03:41 PM
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Thanksgiving is one that creeps up & then flies by.
Right now, we're working on a graphing unit. Maybe you are too. The kids could do different graphs about favorite Thanksgiving foods or one giant graph. We made a giant double bar graph showing my class favorites vs. my partner's class favorites.

 shuntyswife Joined: Jul 2007 Posts: 4,168 Senior Member
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Mayflower Measurements
11-16-2007, 05:58 AM
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A teacher down the hall uses yarn and maskint tape to measure out the mayflower down the hall. She doesn't have exact measurements but uses the available information to estimate 90 feet. Our halls aren't wide enough to show the width, but the kids measure out like a 5 x 5' square about in the middle of the ship...this is the size of the living quarters for a family of 5. The kids love it and it hits math & social studies. You could even have them write an essay about it! She uses information she found on online...

Hope this helps!

OOOHHH. We are making turkeys on Tues. You need plastic cups, yarn, sponges, construction paper, and glue. I have made patterns for the turkey body, which I staple to the front of the cup-and patterns for feathers, 5 stapled across the back. Poke a hole in the top of the cup and pull a 10" piece of yarn through & knot it. Then tie the other end around a small (maybe 1 x .5") sponge. Wet the sponge and grab the string with it, up inside of the cup, and hold tight while you pull the sponge down the length of the string. It GOBBLES!! Hillarious and the kids love it!

 5/6 Teach Joined: Sep 2006 Posts: 173 Full Member
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Disguise a Turkey
11-16-2007, 04:16 PM
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I don't know where it is on ProTeacher website, but I copied it for my 5/6 graders. It gives you a turkey pattern and you are supposed disguise it so it won't get eaten for Thanksgiving. It is written as a family project, but you don't have to. This can be enriched with so many ideas, especially writing.

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