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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

November is Mustache Month

This month is Mustache Month! But, what does a mustache say about a man? Here's a list of what to expect from a man with a mustache:

full beard--distinguished, scholarly
goatee--outdated and in the past
chin line--give me attention
thick mustache--confident
handlebar--pleasant and fun

Although your students may not have mustaches yet, there's no reason you can't celebrate the holiday. Take time to make your own mustache, do an interview with a mustached man, or build a timeline of men with distinguished mustaches. 

Happy Mustache Month!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Talkin' Turkey"

Gobble, gobble, gobble...that's not the "Talkin' Turkey" referenced in this week's blogpost title. So, what is "Talkin' Turkey"? It's a fun way to get students to use their writing skills over the Thanksgiving holiday break. 

Thanksgiving is a time for fun and family. I remember waking to the smells of turkey and pumpkin pie. I would peer out the window in anticipation of aunts, uncles, and cousins. As the house filled with people, the table was set and an abundant feast appeared on the table. A silence feel over the room and Thanksgiving grace was said. Then, it was time to carve the bird! 

After a great meal, elders settled in the living room to watch football while youngsters headed outdoors for an annual game of touch football. Later on, we set up the card table for friendly competitive games of Moon (dominoes) and WaHoo! As the sun set, we bundled in coats and gloves, gave handshakes, hugs, and kisses, and declared we would see each other at the next big holiday get together on December 25. But, let's not rush it...

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Earnin' My Feathers" Before Thanksgiving

As a teacher, encouraging your students to do good deeds happens daily! But, how can you help students acknowledge good deeds? What if there was an easy way to track students' good deeds? 

Educator Helper has what you need when it comes to helping students with good deeds! Try this fun "Earnin' My Feathers" activity to encourage students' daily good deeds in and out of the classroom:

Directions are at the bottom of the calendar handout.
Uses motor coordination skills, numbering skills, symbolization, brainstorming strategies. This activity can be used to stimulate writings about good deeds and narratives of memories of good deeds, as well as for storytelling and oral traditions lessons. Perfect for encouraging good behavior in and out of the classroom!

See more fun, active, hands-on Thanksgiving activities (coloring handouts, journal prompts, write your own book, and more...)at Educator Helper's TpT Storefront!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Teaching and Honoring Veteran's Day

For students to grasp the meaning of Veteran's Day, begin with meaningful dialogue. Invite veterans into your class to speak and meet students! 

Ask for community, parent, sibling, and relative volunteers. Meeting veterans one-on-one creates respect for our armed service members and former veterans. Ask veterans to tell stories that focus on building positive relationships, cultural and travel experiences, and daily life in the armed services. Encourage volunteers to bring mementos and photographs. Also, honor class visitors with student-made cards, poems, and writings that express gratitude for their services to us and our country. Make Veteran's Day special for everyone! 

If your area holds a Veteran's Day parade, plan a field trip and take part in the remembrance festivities, or hold your own class parade (see below). Remember to remind students of the importance of Veteran's Day--to honor those who served our country to defend our democracy and freedom! 

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