Turkey. Mashed Potatoes. Buttery Rolls. While students need to focus on addition, subtraction, and writing, it is hard with food on the brain! Students know that Thanksgiving break is only a few weeks away. This means time eating delicious food, watching an amazing parade, and spending time with family. Since teachers understand this excitement, they plan hands-on Thanksgiving lessons. This is the perfect way to help students focus while letting them know how much you care about their interests. Luckily, these November ideas in the classroom helps ensure students remain engaged!
Students LOVE crafts! However, some take so much time and so much prep. Teachers often have to scrap them from the plans because there is limited time when planning November ideas in the classroom. Luckily, that won’t be the problem with these ready-to-go crafts.
There are 8 easy art ideas to help celebrate fall and Thanksgiving with students. Every craft includes simple directions and a supply list. Best of all, every craft has little prep and no complex materials.
Students need models when working on crafts. Therefore, step-by-step photos and descriptions help walk everyone through the fun craft. Additionally, there are seasonal writing templates ready! Students can design a craft and even work on writing skills at the same time!
These crafts are perfect for quick projects, sub plans, craft cards, and craft bins! There are so many ways to implement these activities.
Math is such a challenging subject! There is so much to learn, and many concepts build on each other. Sadly, if students struggle in one aspect, they often struggle with others. Thankfully, this resource provides daily math practice for the entire month of November!
Every page has 4 math tasks. They are within a square, so teachers can even cut them out to use as interactive notebooks or task cards. However, students can also work on the entire page at the same time. This is an excellent option for morning work or guided math lessons. Since teachers know their students best, they can make this decision. To help students build their knowledge and confidence in math, each of the 4 tasks per page repeats 10 times with increasingly difficult numbers.
Honestly, these worksheets contain SO many foundational math skills! This includes working on a 100 chart, patterns, skip counting, subtraction and addition with ten frames, word problems, and time. Students will show so much growth in so many areas with this practice!
When planning November ideas in the classroom, teachers need lots of engagement! With Thanksgiving coming and Christmas soon arriving, students are just so excited. Luckily, holding their attention won’t be any problem with this no-rep, hands-on differentiated activity pack! They will enjoy working on math, color by number, and writing activities!
Students will work on self-checking math puzzles. They will begin by cutting apart nine square pieces. After solving problems, such as ones over addition and mixed equations, students check if their answer matches the correct placement. Ultimately, this means they can find incorrect answers because their numbers will not match. Since students are at different learning levels, there are 4 seasonal puzzles with 5-6 differentiated versions each. This is a great way to ensure students can work on the same puzzle with discrete differentiation.
Color by Number activities is always a student favorite. This means they are perfect for implementing when planning November lessons! Students will love to work on the unique round pictures while working on addition or subtraction to 10.
Since writing takes lots of practice, there are 5 seasonal journal writing pages. These are perfect to add to your writing center or to use with early finishers.
Be sure to check out Math Puzzles for more great ideas to use throughout the year!
Students love themed activities! Thankfully, this workbook contains so many amazing Thanksgiving lessons to last the entire month. Specifically, there are over 20 activities to help students gain confidence in crucial skills. Whether working on different writing activities or math games, students will be so proud of their learning!
Best of all, you will never have to scramble for extra activities after printing this workbook!
November is such a fun month in the classroom. There is so much to look forward to, and students are usually extra festive. However, it can also be really stressful when trying to keep students focused. Luckily, these activities create the perfect November ideas in the classroom and make this the best month of teaching and learning!
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