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November Giveaway and freebies!

November is one of those months you can't help but LOVE!  Most of all because we take the time to really think about all we are thankful for!  I know this is something I should do more of everyday...but something about the spirit of Thanksgiving gets me thinking!

So...if I forget to say it from time to time...I am very thankful for all of those that take the time to read about my classroom, leave sweet feedback, send emails, etc etc etc!  I am very thankful that I have this blog to give me a way to share out and help others!

I also wanted to pop in to share with you a couple of freebies and a giveaway for my Teachers Taking Back Weekends: November Edition!  This edition was so much fun to do...and my kiddos already have their hands all over it in the classroom :)

Below you can get a visual look of what is included.  However, note that there is a lot more than pictured below ;)

Here is a look at a few of the math centers!

Combine and Put it in the Oven: 
In this math center students will work on combining sets up to ten. 

Compare and Order: In this math center students will compare the heights of the turkey family and place them into order of tallest to shortest or shortest to tallest.

Number Sense Turkeys: Combine turkeys and number sense?  Oh yeah!  Students will work with numbers to ten.  They will match the feathers {ten frame, fingers, dot{s}, and number word} for each number to ten.

Here is a look at a couple of the math centers!

Turkey CVC Mix-Ups: In this literacy center students will read the CVC word and see if it matches the picture.  If it does they will circle the thumbs up!

Sight Word Turkeys: Students will build the sight word using the turkey feathers!

Below is is a full listing of what is included in the packet!
Included in the packet:

Writing Activities: All About Turkeys Book, All About Thanksgiving Book, My Thanksgiving List, Opinion Writing Story Starters, November Pictionary, Guided Story Starters, Journal.

Math Activities: Compare and Order {whole group & independent}, Oh, Crow Count and Color Practice Sheets, Pie Count up, Ten Frames practice sheet, how many more to make 10? practice sheet, number sense turkeys center, Thanksgiving addition/subtraction practice sheets, counting sets practice sheets, combine and put it in the oven math center.

Word Work Activities: Sight Word Turkeys Literacy Center, Turkey CVC Mix-Ups Literacy Center, Beginning Sound literacy center s ort /t/ and /c/, Beginning Sound Practice Sheet {/a/ /s/}, Word Stretchers Practice Sheets, Beginning Sounds Word Family Practice Sheets

Recess Ideas: Missing turkey activity & play dough mats.

Simple Print Sub Plan Activities: Instruction page for substitute and activities for read aloud, writing, math. All needed materials included.

Content Activities: Thanksgiving and Veterans

Teacher Organization {10 pages}: Ideas to stay on task in 2014, November 2014 calendar, thank you cards, to do lists.

If you are interested in grabbing the life-saver packet for November you can click below!  The Taking Back Weekends are also bundled for the year if you are in need! :)

I am giving away the November Taking Back Weekends to one lucky winner and the BUNDLE to another lucky winner!  Enter below! :)  The giveaway ends at midnight Friday night!

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Also, before you leave grab these freebie Thanksgiving centers for your sweet love-bugs!

Also, grab this freebie gobble gobble beginning sounds sort!


Have a great end to your week! :)


  1. Love Thanksgiving, too. Thank you for creating student centered products that I can use in my classroom.

  2. I have the bundle and love it! The November unit looks great! Thanks for the freebie!

  3. Thank you for the awesome freebie!! Perfect for my little learners this month!!

  4. Thanks for the freebies!! My students will love these :)

  5. I just got your email that I am the winner of the bundle!!! I am soooo excited! That was the best email to wake up to! Thank you so, so much!!!
    Mrs. Black's Bees