Thanksgiving Thematic Unit for Little Learners

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When November hits our calendars, you’ll find more Thanksgiving themed activities in the classroom. It’s a quick transition from spiders and spooky activities to turkeys and the history of the First Thanksgiving. Also, this time of year brings lots of tired students that are ready for a break, so fill your classroom with fun and engaging activities. My Thanksgiving thematic unit is exactly what you need!

Planning is Done For You!

That’s right! Everything included in this unit is planned for you. I know how busy teachers’ lives are and my goal is take more off your plate. My lesson plans include thematic words for word walls and whole group reading practice with interactive poems.

I’ve included my favorite list of Thanksgiving books and included a hands on book about the First Thanksgiving. Your little learners will listen to a book each day before adding another page to this First Thanksgiving Book.

Along with learning about the first Thanksgiving, this Thanksgiving thematic unit also lets learners compare their lives to the pilgrims. This draws up a ton of discussion…the kids don’t know how easy they have it with today’s chores!

Thanksgiving Literacy Centers

All of my thematic units include literacy and math centers. These centers provide you with activities your learners should already know. This will allow you to focus on your small groups during reading, writing and math.

Your students will review rhyming words, syllables and letter recognition.

Thanksgiving Math Centers

My Thanksgiving thematic unit covers multiple math standards. These are standards that your students should be familiar with! Your learners will practice counting with tens frames, number order and recognition, and patterns.

Head on over to my MJCS store and grab this Thanksgiving thematic unit today!

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