Saturday, November 22, 2014

Long Ago and Today

Howdy friends, Renee here from Fantastic First Grade Froggies.  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far.  I am officially on Thanksgiving break for the whole week, so I am a happy girl.

Today I thought I would share a freebie for the concept of long ago and today that I posted on my own blog.

This week in my class we are wrapping up our unit on bats and talking about Thanksgiving.  We talked about life in the 1950's last week compared to now.  This week we are looking at life back in the early settler years.  We have been enjoying some of the activities from the Scholastic First Thanksgiving.

We have also been enjoying these books:


In class, we have talked a lot about life then and now.  I think that all of my kids agree that life is much better now in compared to life back then.  We compared and contrasted long ago and now.  I made a cute venn diagram, but didn't take a picture, sorry!  

We sorted items from long ago and today.

Next, we did some work in our interactive notebook.  We continued our sort in our notebooks.  I took down what we did as a class and used this as an assessment to see if they were understanding what we were learning.  

You can grab your long ago and today interactive notebook sort freebie below:

Have a great weekend!


  1. It says the file is in the owner's trash...? I was looking at the picture sort above.

  2. I'm trying to open the freebie, but it says it's in the owner's trash. How do I open it?

  3. Hi Renee! It sounds like your students are having an engaging learning experience with their Thanksgiving lessons. The comparison between life in the 1950s and early settler years is fascinating. Your use of resources such as Scholastic First Thanksgiving helps enrich their understanding of history. Keep sharing these wonderful teaching moments with us! Happy Thanksgiving break! 😊
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