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THANKSGIVING UNIT FOR PRESCHOOL, PREK AND KINDERGARTEN

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THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL, PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN

In this pack, whole group, small groups and independent resources are used for a thematic lesson about the Thanksgiving holiday. Lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities, and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.

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THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES

Lesson Resources

 
Week 12 Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during Thanksgiving week of school. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.
 
Thanksgiving – Whole Group
These resources can be used during whole group instruction for this theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign-in sheets.
 
Thanksgiving Interactive Poem
Use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners choose foods other than a turkey.

Lesson Plans

 
Thanksgiving Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for an engaging Thanksgiving read aloud and activities in the classroom.
 
The Mayflower
Read The Story of the Pilgrims and complete a shared writing/drawing about the Mayflower. Learners may create the first page of their Thanksgiving book.
 
The Pilgrims
Read The Story of the Pilgrims and complete a shared writing/drawing about the Pilgrims. Learners may create the second page of their Thanksgiving book.
 
The Natives
Read The Story of the Pilgrims and complete a shared writing/drawing about the Natives. Learners may create the third page of their Thanksgiving book.
 
The Crops
Read The Story of the Pilgrims and complete a shared writing/drawing about the crops. Learners may create the fourth page of their Thanksgiving book.
 
The First Thanksgiving
Read The Story of the Pilgrims and complete a shared writing/drawing about the first Thanksgiving. Learners may create the fifth page of their Thanksgiving book.
 
Thanksgiving Sensory Charts
Explore Thanksgiving with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about the holiday using their senses on the interactive page.
 
Thanksgiving Predictable Chart Class Book
Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.

Literacy Centers

 
Literacy Center | Alphabet Match
Have learners find the letter cards around the room and trace the correct capital letter.
 
Literacy Center | Rhyming Match
Have learners match the two pictures that rhyme.
 
Literacy Center | Syllable Mats
Have learners sort the pictures on the mats by their syllables.

Math Centers

 
Math Center | Matching Patterns
Have learners match the puzzles by their patterns.
 
Math Center | Number Match
Have learners match the numeral, number word and turkey feathers on a pocket chart.
 
Math Center | Number Clip Cards
Have learners clips the correct numeral for each card.

LEARNING STANDARDS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE

Common Core Standards

Language Arts

CCSSL.K.1a
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSSL.K.5a
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
CCSSRF.K.1d
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
CCSSRF.K.2
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
CCSSRF.K.2a
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
CCSSRF.K.2b
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
CCSSRI.K.2
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSSRI.K.10
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Math

CCSSK.CC.A.3
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
CCSSK.CC.B.4
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
CCSSK.CC.B.5
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

Texas Essential of Knowledge and Skills

Language Arts

TEKSLA.K.2.A.i
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing… The student is expected to: demonstrate phonological awareness by: identifying and producing rhyming words.
TEKSLA.K.2.A.iv
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing… The student is expected to: demonstrate phonological awareness by: identifying syllables in spoken words.
TEKSLA.K.2.A.vi
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing… The student is expected to: demonstrate phonological awareness by: segmenting multisyllabic words into syllables.
TEKSLA.K.5.E
Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts… The student is expected to: make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.
TEKSLA.K.6.D
Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts… The student is expected to: retell texts in ways that maintain meaning.
TEKSLA.K.6.E
Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts… The student is expected to: interact with sources in meaningful ways such as illustrating or writing.

Math

TEKSMA.K.2.B
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures.
TEKSMA.K.2.D
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: recognize instantly the quantity of a small group of objects in organized and random arrangements.
 

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