It’s all things Plymouth and Pilgrims in my classroom and
I’m still wondering where October went! I thought I’d share a few
things we’ve been up to and some FREE Thanksgiving grammar activities for your students
to practice common and proper nouns!
Some of my second graders are still having trouble
identifying proper nouns so I introduced my class to
these two sassy sisters. Meet Constance Common Noun
and Prudence Proper Noun!
I passed out sticky notes with both common and
proper nouns on them and we played a variation of
I have…Who has where 1 student read their noun
and the student with the matching common or proper noun
stood up to read theirs before adding them to our chart.
Next, students wrote their own on whiteboards. For some
independent practice students used this FREE Thanksgiving grammar activity with common and proper nouns printables
to match the two types then used them in sentences
making sure to capitalize the proper nouns.
Free Thanksgiving Grammar Activities
Thanksgiving Math Activities
This year my school began using Eureka Math
program and it takes up every minute of my math block.
I have to really work it to be able to carve out time for us
to do math centers twice a week. It’s been an adjustment to
my teaching style, but so far it’s been very beneficial
for my students. During November we’re rotating through
Mayflower math centers and my class is loving
We started off making these Mayflower word problem booklets.
My little pilgrims couldn’t wait to get their hands on their
very own pencil quills!
Quills were flying as they put together these place value
puzzles and recorded ways to represent the numbers!
We compare and ordered numbers with these telescope
symbols and some number card scrolls.
We skip counted to the crows nest by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
And then it was time to travel! Partners played this
telling time board game by reading the clock
then finding the digital time on the map.
Sometimes all it takes is a feather to send that
engagement factor soaring!
I made some Math Puzzles to 20 for
our little Kinder friends across the hall.
They not only used the puzzles in their math stations
but their teacher printed the templates
so her students could make a Mayflower!
How fun is that? I love it when resources
do double duty!
Next week we’ll be making this Pigeon persuasive writing craft
Thanksgiving-style! One of my absolute favorite things, we’ll help
poor Tom Turkey disguise himself as the Pigeon and
convince our families to eat hot dogs instead of turkey
I hope these math ideas and free Thanksgiving grammar activities are helpful during the busy month of November!
Be sure to save this post & free grammar activities so you have them when you plan!
For more grammar activities and weekly lesson plans check out this common and proper nouns unit.
For second grade teachers, this yearlong series of 2nd grade grammar units has all your grammar lessons planned for you!
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They LOVE the quills Andrea! Sometimes all it takes is a little feather-ha!
Thank you, Maribel! I spend time on the ones I plan to reuse the following year.
I always love when anchor charts are open-ended enough to be reusable over the years… plus yours are always so dang cute. And I bet the kids love writing with their "quills." I want one for myself!
Learning in Wonderland
Your anchor charts are always so perfect! I am loving the feather idea. What a fun way to engage our little ones!