November 12, 2012

TURKEY TIME KID-PLEASERS + I LOVE MY DUCKS

How is it the week before Thanksgiving already, folks?  Seriously, this is crazy! I think with the election, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving hitting early this year, everything turkey has been getting a little smooshed.  Well, with only four days next week I am really going for it.  We started in on the "thankful ditties" last week and I will be servin' up heaping plates of pilgrims, turkeys, and more throughout the week.  Here's a little look at where we've been and where we are headed...


My kids were letting off random yelps throughout this project.
The excitement was contagious and the work was wonderful.
Don't worry . . . I made a much cuter template for you all to use :)
First things first, lets start things off right today with a little freebie.  Have y'all ever heard of the book, "Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving?" by Jerry Pallotta?  It is a magical one.  I giggle my way through the whole thing and then tear up at the end . . . it never fails.  The kids totally dig it too and it lends itself to the best writing activity. 



After reading the terrific tale, I presented my kidlets with the cloze, "A _____ could carve the turkey this year, but ___________!"  To help jump-start them, we brainstormed animals and discussed why they might be a problem in the turkey carving department.  It was absolutely silent while they were writing with little giggle outbursts here and there.  

If you are interested in slippin' this one into the mix next week, I put it in freebie form!  Just click the pic below. 

We also tackled Susan's Number Turkeys last Friday (TGIF - Thank God It's First Grade).  They were a huge hit.  You can make these with construction paper and they are even cuter, but our school doesn't have a supply closet . . . so we practiced our coloring skills with this one ;)  




This pack has this amazing craft and so many other wonderful things!
CLICK HERE to read more about it!
Alright . . . where are we headed?  In addition to practicing our Thanksgiving Performance (the curtain rises Thursday evening), we will be filling our time with the following UH-MAY-ZING ditties . . . 


 

Finally today (I know . . . this is becoming a dang novel), I want to share with you my weekend.  The hubs and I matched up with the sweetest friends in San Fran for the Oregon vs. Cal game.  It was colder than cranberry jelly out in those stands Saturday night, but the evening was magical.  And . . . I met a special someone before heading to the stadium . . .  

Recognize this cutie . . . oh yeah . . . It's Michelle Griffo from Apples and ABC's.
We just so happened to be in Berkeley at the same time.  What a treat!!
 
Check out her bloggy-blog.  It's an absolute gem!

For all you Ducks fans, you know what I mean when I say this is my very best "O-Face!"
Don't tell . . . I ate a gluten filled hot dog.
Yes, I paid for it, but it was oh SO good going down :)

Boy oh boy, that was a long one.  Thanks for sticking with me friends.  Good luck next week.  I will be back sooner rather than later with something.  Not sure what yet, but something good.  Oh and BTW . . . OREGON is now #1 in the AP poll :)  BOOM!  Watch out Kansas State we are going to challenge that BCS ranking next Saturday.  



25 comments:

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    1. Hehehehehehe . . . good eye Mrs. Wheeler :)

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  2. Love Love Love your post! And I am SOOO happy that we got to meet! What are the chances?! Love you girl!
    Michelle

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    1. I should have purchased a lottery ticket on Saturday with the way my luck was going :) You are a delight and I am so glad that we got to meet too!!! Hugs!!!!!!

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    1. It's a definite turkey takeover in good old Room 13 this week :)

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  4. Super cute writing activity and I love Susan's turkeys! Too Cute!
    Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Sandra. I am rollin' with parts of your "stuffed" pack too. I wish we had more time . . . I have too many wonderful products to use!

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  5. Love the writing activity. I had to pin that book for next year, as well as your writing idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    It looks like you have a bunch of great things to use!! I ((Puffy Heart)) love the bloggy world. There is so much GREAT stuff out there! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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    1. I did indeed find some killer stuff to use. Maybe I can talk the kids into staying an extra hour each day so I can fit it all in :)

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  6. How come I have never seen this book?!? Such a cute idea!! Your kids' turkeys look SO cute and I must say, their coloring skills are superb! I always love your posts Kelley!!

    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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    1. Suz . . . your turkeys were a huge it. HUGE, I tell ya! Thanks for your hard work dear!!!!

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    1. Oregon . . . I knew you'd get me. Hehehehehehe :)

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  8. YAY!!!! Cute pics from you trip! You are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!

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    1. I love seeing your picture pop up on my little old bloggy blog. Thanks for visiting, darlin' :)

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  9. Immediate smile on my face when I read your post!! Thanks for the cute activity!! I love the Ducks pics!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. Good luck this week . . . we CAN do it! Well, that's what I keep tellin' myself any-who :)

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  10. Love that book! I snagged your freebie and I'm definitely going to use this week!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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    1. Yay . . . so glad to hear that you can run with it. This book is my all time favorite for Turkey Day. The grandpa part kills me EVERY time.

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  11. I have never heard of that book, but I am definitely going to have to check it out. I want to go back to first grade to use all of your amazing stuff. My kiddos are still so low and can't use it all, but the bloggy world is simply amazing. All of these packets are fantastic :) Thanks for the freebie Kelley!!!

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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    1. Oh Heidi . . . I loved coming home to your sweet comment today (especially after the "spectacular" day I had :) Hugs to you darlin' :)

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  12. I want to come visit your room...I always love hopping over here! =)

    So, you don't have construction paper at all or you just have a very limited amount???

    You are precious sweet friend. =)

    Blessings,

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Thanks Heather . . . you made my night. I do have construction paper, but I have to buy it out of a very small buy-out account or my own pocket. I get a little stingy from time to time :) Oh, and I sent you the email the other day . . . did you get it??

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  13. Thank you for sharing! I love your post. I love this book! Have you read the Christmas and Halloween ones? They are holiday favorites each year! Happy Thanksgiving!

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