Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's Turkey Time!

Gobble, gobble, gobble!  If you've ever met us, you'd know that whatever the season we always have a song in our hearts...or on our lips! Here is one of our favorite poems that we have used for a long l-o-nggggggg time (although we didn’t write it!). We love it because it can be sung to the tune “I’m a Little Teapot". After singing it a few times, add some body movements to help get those wiggles out! Use the pocket chart picture and word cards as you sing along with your students. Download them by clicking this {LINK}.

We’ve found that the students pay closer attention when you track the words with a fun pointer. Here is a picture of an easy one to make. It was made from a small stuffed toy that was hot-glued to a small dowel. Lots of fun seasonal choices are available at a local craft store like Michael’s. Use your imagination and you'll be surprised what YOU can turn into a reading wand!

If you want to keep singing, here is a FREE singable (with lyrics we did write!)
Click this LINK

One of our favorite books is also a fun SONG - I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie!  Your students will LOVE singing this to the tune "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly!  It has a very surprising ending!  It will become a holiday favorite!

Here are some of our other favorite turkey books. There's even one by Joy Cowley (you may know her as the author of the famous "Mrs. Wishy-Washy!" books) Her book, Gracias the Turkey, is GREAT!

Want a fun game that practices the "ip" word family words?  Just print and it's ready to play! Find this FREEBIE at our TPT store by clicking this {LINK}!

Hope you have a wonderful month of November with all kinds of fun with turkeys!
Keep gobbling away!  Jackie & Kylene
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