Monday, November 11, 2013

Pilgrim Venn Diagram

Last year I spent some time working on November math and reading centers. I was so happy with how they turned out and thankful that I have them all prepped for this year. The thing about teaching the same grade/content over and over is that you can keep improving and modifying to meet the needs of your new class.

Last year I read some books about the first Thanksgiving and we had a really cool weekly reader about pilgrim life.

This book gave us a lot of great info (but it'd definitely not written for firsties to read independently)
source: Amazon

This year I've ordered these two books from Amazon and they should be arriving any day now.
source Amazon
source Amazon
Then I projected two images of pilgrim children (I can't draw so I went old school and put up white paper on my chalkboard and projected the clip art and traced it)

I read the cards to the kiddos and had them tell me if it was about a pilgrim boy, pilgrim girl, or about both.  This can be done to intro the ideas or as a summation. 

This venn diagram activity is included in the preview, for free,  for my November writing/reading/phonics pack.

Click here to check it out in my TpT store! (feedback appreciated & feel free to pin)
In this packet you'll get writing prompts, graphic organizers, and reading/phonics center activities.

  • nonsense word game (multi-player)
  • nonsense/real word sorting
  • ABC order (with worksheet)
  • Sorting naming words and action words (with worksheet)
  • Contractions (with worksheet)
  • 4 graphic organizers
  • 3 different writing prompts (each with three leveled writing papers) 
  • images of sample anchor charts with words to use for Pilgrim Venn Diagram

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