More Even & Odd Fun and The Great Turkey Race

We had some more odd & even fun today…just a little follow-up to yesterday’s Odd Todd & Even Steven lesson.  I drew a few hands under my document camera {don’t worry…they wiped right off!!} and passed out some number cards to the kids.  I called on each of the kids…one at a time…to tell me the number they were holding.  We used snap cubes to count them out and then checked to see if we could split them EVENLY between the two hands.  If we could, they sorted their number in the "even” column, and if we couldn’t, well…the number went to the “odd” column.

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They made some GREAT connections to yesterday’s Even Steven/Odd Todd lesson!

After we sorted our numbers, we recorded our work…

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Here’s a little Even/Odd freebie for YOU!

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We finished up our day with a little turkey talk.  We’ve been working really hard on summarizing during whole group and guided reading activities.  I absolutely LOVE The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger and knew this would be a GREAT book to reinforce this comprehension strategy.

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So after we read the book…which the kids ADORED!…we extended our reading and talked about what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story.  We made a little brainstorm chart and then wrote our own little summaries…using the brainstorm chart as a resource.  And we tied it all together with a little turkey race craftivity!  They crack me up!!!!

I have the templates, but my scanner was acting up, so I’ll have to try again tomorrow. 

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Here’s the summary sheet if you want to work on this skill with your babies, too!

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Thank you, Jennifer Jones, for some of these ADORABLE fonts!!!  Want some to use in your own classroom?  Check ‘em out HERE!!!  Want to use these commercially {in your TpT products}?!?!  Jennifer is now offering a commercial use license for purchase! 

ALSO…if you haven’t already stopped by Kick Starting Kindergarten, go NOW!!!  Brandy is having a little Pete the Cat giveaway…and it ends this SUNDAY!!!!!  Go getcha’ some!!!!!!

70 comments:

  1. Do you cut out most of the pieces for your activities (like the Great Turkey Race) for the kiddos?

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  2. Oh dear, those turkeys were absolutely so hilarious! You truly make the best stuff!!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  3. I'm having a GiveAway.
    Please stop by.
    http://www.myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/11/polka-dot-birdie-giveaway.html

    :)
    Tamera

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  4. Very cute! What is the cursive font you used to type "The First Grade Parade" on the front of the Great Turkey Race? I didn't see that on the other website's list of fonts and I love it!

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  5. Thank you so much for all the sharing you do. It really helps to keep my teaching fresh.

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  6. Love the turkeys! Thanks for sharing! You are amazing!

    Ashley
    The Teacher's Treasure Chest

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  7. I love the Great Turkey Race. We just compared and contrasted The Great Turkey Race and A Turkey for Thanksgiving. The kids started working on Wing from the Great Turkey Race today. :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  8. Thanks so much for posting this! I LOVE The Great Turkey Race & it's only my plans for next week...this craftivity is SO cute! And I love that you're tying summarizing with it too...awesome!!

    Brenda @ Primary Inspired

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  9. Cara - I love the idea of the cubes in the hands under the doc camera. Perfect!! Thanks for sharing I will have to file one away in my little brain for the future. You are too cute!
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  10. I love the turkeys!!! How cute! Could I get a copy of the template? Thanks so much!!!

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  11. Love the addition hands, you are so amazing. And your turkey's...adorable...too bad our Thanksgiving is over, guess I will have to save that one for next year. Or we could just celebrate american thanksgiving too, now there's a thought, TWO thanksgivings!!
    Dynelle
    http://firstgradefunmrsdunn.blogspot.ca/

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  12. Love it! I’m featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow. :)
    Donna
    Math Coach’s Corner

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  13. I teach my kiddos a poem for the even numbers
    2, 4, 6, 8, we are even we are great but don't forget the 0

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  14. Those turkeys are adorable!

    Check out the books One Odd Day and My Even Day...they are too cute. The books are kind of like a Where's Waldo where you can hunt for even and odd things in each picture. =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  15. What fantastic lessons for teaching odd and even, your students really seemed to enjoy it, and understand the concept (though who wouldn't enjoy eating candy while learning!). Thanks for the freebie!

    Love to Learn

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  16. When you get a chance can I have the templates to make the turkey for the story "The Great Turkey Race." Thank you so much!!!! My email is mplath1007@yahoo.com. :)

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  17. Could I also get the turkey templates? Those are ADORABLE! Thanks- my e-mail is mcburgart@gmail.com

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  18. When you get a chance can I have the templates to make the turkey for the story "The Great Turkey Race." Thank you so much!!!! My email is mplath1007@yahoo.com. :)

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  19. Hello,
    I so LOVE the turkey! Can you send me the templates? My email is bodarta@bcsc.k12.in.us

    Thanks!!!!

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  21. The turkey project is just too cute! If you are sharing the template, may I please have a copy? Thank you! boers2363@hotmail.com

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  22. Hey! I did The Great Turkey Race today. The kiddies really liked it and had fun guessing what the turkeys would do at each turn! My one who got it right about running away was so proud! :)

    Stop on by my blog, I'm new to this world and would love to get some followers!
    http://bestinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hi Mrs. Carroll,
    Great post, so much fun stuff!! I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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  24. I love this story! It's one of my favorites to read at this time of year. Thanks for the great ideas (and freebie!)!

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  25. Captivating design that inspires viewers a lot..can i take print on Plastic cards .....

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  26. Those turkeys are so cute! I can't imagine teaching odd and even numbers right now to kindergarten. I work with struggling kinder kiddos and many of them still don't know numbers past 3 and can't count. We continue to work on it, but everyday is a struggle

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  27. I LOVE your idea for Even and Odd! Adorable. I will certainly be drawing under my document camera...or using a dry erase board that is! :)

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  28. I LOVE THE TURKEY CRAFT! If you are sharing I would love a template. Thank you for sharing! themariaxmay@gmail.com.

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  29. I LOVE THE TURKEY CRAFT! If you are sharing I would love a template. Thank you for sharing! themariaxmay@gmail.com.

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  30. My kiddos would love this turkey craft! May I have the templates too? Thank you so much!
    Holly
    bearcom1000@msn.com

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  31. This turkey is so cute! I would also love to have the templates too!
    Thank you so much!

    klitchfield@hayesvillees.org

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  32. Love your idea! Could you send me the turkey template, please?

    Thanks!
    uthorns2004@yahoo.com

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  33. I love the turkey project!! If you are sharing the template, may I have it? Thanks so much! drakeami28@gmail.com

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  34. Love the cute turkey. May I please have a copy of the turkey template, if possible? Thank you! marypalus@gmail.com

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  35. I love your turkeys. May I have the template? Thanks! susankatt@twc.com

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  36. I love your turkeys. May I have the template? Thanks! susankatt@twc.com

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  37. Hi! I see tons of requests for the turkey template and was wondering if there was a way to get it?! If so my email is dramsey@nbsd.k12.pa.us.

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  38. hi! could I get the templates for the turkey craft? my email is ajalovick@fsaelementary.org. this looks adorable!! Thank you!

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  39. Can I also get a copy of the template for the turkey craft? rochellew@provo.edu Thanks!

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  40. Can I get a copy of the template for the turkey craft? teachmlr@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  41. Can I get a copy of the template for the turkey craft please? jackie@wfstarr.com Thank you!!

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  42. I love your turkey!! It is absolutely hilarious :) May I get a copy of the template, please?

    Thank you!!!

    amorris@mcelwain.org

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  43. Love the Great Turkey Race! Could you email me the templates for the parts?
    rose_erin22@hotmail.com
    Thanks!!

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  44. Love the turkey activity can I please have the templates. aalfaroflores@yahoo.com

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  45. Do you have the turkey template available?

    Gmatten@hotmail.com

    Thank you :)

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  46. If you still have the turkey template, would you share please? It is super cute! Thanks!
    nellie.schmidt@gmail.com

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  47. I would like a copy of the turkey template as well. And the sheet that was on the turkey's belly. thanks so much!
    klairseysmith@gmail.com

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  48. Could I get the turkey template and the activity please? Thank you!
    smcanally@princetonisd.net

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  49. I would love a copy of the turkey templates. Thanks so much! What a great craftivity! mmullen@foxbay.k12.wi.us

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  50. Could I have a copy of the turkey templates? Thank you so much for the wonderful lesson idea! thompsontiffini@neosho.k12.mo.us

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  51. I love this lesson! Could I have a copy of the turkey templates? Thank you so much!!! akerin@harnett.k12.nc.us

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  52. I would love a copy of the templates. Seedj@wilmette39.org

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  53. I would love a copy of the templates. Seedj@wilmette39.org

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  54. Very cute!! Can i get a copy of the turkey template as well?

    peterson@fultonschools.org

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  55. Love your turkeys! I'd also love and appreciate a copy of the turkey template if you are willing. Thank you SO much! ldrake@wayneschools.com

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  56. I love The Great Turkey Race too and this fits in perfect with our target skill of the week with plot and story structure. Would you mind sending me the turkey template pieces as well.

    colleen.puttin@bps101.net

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  57. Would love the patterns if you are sharing them! Awesome!
    kteacherforlife@gmail.com

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  58. LOVE your ideas!!! The turkeys are absolutely adorable. I would love the templates to the activity if you are willing to share. slh013@morningside.edu Thanks!

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  59. You have such wonderful ideas and are so creative. I wasn't sure if you are sharing your turkey template for The Great Turkey Race.............I checked TPT and you didn't have a unit listed. I would love the templates to do a literacy"turkey" project if you are sharing them..........jmcneff@stfabian.org. Thanks for all of your hard work.

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  60. I love your ideas and was also wondering if you would share the template for the turkey craftivity for The Great Turkey Race. jlpigott@ww-ps.com. Thank you for sharing your work!

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  61. If a template is available for the turkey template, could you send it to me please! :) sarahscobbie39@gmail.com
    Much appreciated, love your blog!

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  62. I am a new teacher who started in the middle of the school year. I would love your Great Turkey Race sequencing activity. If you are sharing the templates I would love a copy.

    EricaConoscuito@gmail.com

    Your blog and ideas are amazing! Thank for you sharing all of your ideas!

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  63. Love the Great Turkey Race sequencing activity. Can I please have a copy of the template? My email is lindseyrattray@gmail.com Thank you so much!

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