November is a great month for children’s books. Thanksgiving, friendship, turkeys, pumpkins, corn, farms, the upcoming change of seasons… it really holds so much potential.
Thanksgiving is probably one of the larger sections of my classroom library, with books are the holiday, it’s history, pilgrims and more.
So without further ado, let’s get started on the book I’ve chosen for this month.
Crazy circus turkeys, a tired old farmer trying to get home, and engaging rhymes making this the perfect November read aloud. PLUS it includes counting back from 10 to 1 (or you know, decomposing numbers).My students absolutely love this silly book by Brenda Reeves Sturgis.
Want to know what the turkey’s are up to at the end of the story?
Each student gets one “road map” of their choice and 10 little turkeys to color and cut out.
After coloring and cutting, we will do a mini-lesson on composing and decomposing numbers to 10. I’ll probably even do a super mini-lesson on parts of a map.
Once we’ve had fun with this little activity, we will read the book again. This time we will use our little turkeys to help us better understand decomposing numbers in relation to the story.