Thanksgiving is upon on us soon! As we get closer to this special day of thanks, our classrooms are filling up with everything there is about this holiday. To get into the Thanksgiving spirit, add this fun Thanksgiving poem to your whole group lesson!
There are so many reasons we love Thanksgiving. It’s a day of thanks for our countless blessings and we get to spend it with family and friends. And there are other fun activities that happen along with it! In my house, the TV is on with the boys’ favorite football game, we put our Christmas tree up and then Jared and I prepare food for our Thanksgiving feast!
Food is definitely a big part of Thanksgiving, but have you thought about what a turkey would say if he could talk?? I’m sure he would say exactly what this poem says!
Easy Set Up
You need just a few things to get this poem into your classroom. This pocket chart is a must in my classroom. I use it for writing, math and reading mini lessons as well as centers. You can’t have too many!
Just print, cut and laminate the poem to get plenty of use out of it in the future years. Set the strips into the pocket chart and place each food card at the bottom.
The Benefits of this Thanksgiving Poem
This interactive poem has many benefits to young learners in the classroom or at home. By reading the poem together you are able to model print conventions including, how print moves from left to right, top to bottom and one to one correspondence for each written and spoken word.
How to Use It
Like this Thanksgiving poem, my students loved using interactive poems in the classroom. I prefer to use this poem in whole group lessons until students are comfortable with reading it on their own. As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I place the poem in a reading center for partners to practice reading together.
After a quick prep, you can have this poem in your classroom as early as TODAY by clicking the download button below!