Friday, November 21, 2014

Five for Friday: Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys and Almost Famous

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching because it's Friday!  Woo freakin' hoo!  My week was full of turkeys and brushes with fame!

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My students did a great job disguising turkeys.  Here are a few of my faves:

A ballerina.

An old lady.  When another student asked why he chose an old lady he said, "I don't know, my mom did it."  Bahaha!

A bush.  I like this one because it's so random. A bush?

A peacock.

A rooster.

My kiddos are so creative!

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We also discussed what it means to be thankful.  After several days of guided writing, draft writing, and editing, we made these turkeys.  Each feather lists something the student is thankful for.  You can download the templates here:  Thanks Ms. Reed!

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We also learned about the first Thanksgiving.  Listen to my kids tell the story - they did such a great job!

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We also had a few brushes with fame.  First, there was a local news article about how we use Class Dojo in our classroom.  The kids were soooo excited to see themselves in the paper (even if it was just their name on the Class Dojo screen!)

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We were also featured on GoNoodle's first kid led brain break!  You should've heard the shouts when the kids noticed themselves in the video.  I thought the principal was going to come running into our room for sure!

You have to have a GoNoodle account to watch the video.  If you aren't already a user, I highly suggest this site!  It has preloaded brain breaks for your kids to enjoy.  It's pretty great!

Have a fabulous weekend!



  1. Your turkeys turned out so DARLING! My teammate does something similar, but she has them make "Fact Turkeys" & write info. about turkeys on the feathers.

    I assign the "Disguise your Turkey" as homework in Nov. & the parents LOVE.IT.!!

    Happy Thanksgiving & thanks for stopping by (thought I'd return the favor)!

  2. Hi Lydia,
    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out at my blog.
    Teaching Voracious Learners