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I am Thankful Pack: An Attitude for Gratitude

$4.00

Practicing gratitude is a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving in the classroom. This pack includes several interactive activities all related to Thanksgiving, being thankful, and focusing on positive character traits.

This packet includes many interactive activities such as:
✔Writing Activities
✔Ways I am Thankful
✔An Attitude of Gratitude Organizers (3 versions)
✔Favorite Thanksgiving Foods
✔Thanksgiving Mystery Flaps
✔This is Me!
✔Focus on Positive Character Traits Activities
✔Vocabulary Posters
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps

There are several activities included in this pack:
Vocabulary:
Introduce the 6 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Interactive Activities:
Lots of hands-on activities are in this pack: *Thanksgiving Writing Activities
✔I am Thankful For…
✔My Favorite Thanksgiving Foods
✔A Gratitude Attitude Organizers (3 versions)
✔Holiday Insights Questions
✔Positive Thinking Questions
✔Thanksgiving Mystery Flaps
✔This is Me! Focusing on Positive Character Traits

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When to use:
✔Thanksgiving Lessons
✔Stations/Centers
✔Morning Work
✔Writer’s Workshop
✔For fast-finishers
✔After reading a book that displays positive character traits such as gratefulness or generous.
Included are several different ”thankful” activities for you to use depending on the age of your students and time allotted for these activities.

There are also vocabulary posters and flip flaps that focus on positive character traits. After learning about these positive traits have students complete the “This is Me!” describing three of their positive character traits. This is a great character-building activity to get students thinking about themselves and reflect on their own traits.

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are 3 main activities in this creative resource:

Thanksgiving Vocabulary:
Introduce the 6 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Informational articles
Next, have students read the informational articles and character studies where they will meet Squanto, Governor Carver (1st Governor of New Plymouth), John a pilgrim boy, Elizabeth, a pilgrim girl, and Tom Turkey. There’s also a mini-booklet about the first Thanksgiving. You could have students work with a partner or in small groups or even as a center/station activity.

Thanksgiving Activities:
Have students complete the Thanksgiving Mystery Flaps and the 6 page Thanksgiving Flip Up Booklet. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
  • Clipart, graphics, photographs, found inside this product are copyrighted. They may not be extracted from this file without written permission from the original artist(s).
  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!

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