November 2002


Turkey Recipes


Have children fill a zip bag with 1 cup rice and place it in the lunch sack. Tie a string around the middle of the bag, then twist the top section to resemble the head of a turkey.

Have children trace around their hand and color the fingers to make a tail for their turkey. Glue to the bottom of the bag.

Cut two 1" x 12" strips of orange paper and fold them back and forth to make accordion legs. Glue the legs on the bottom of the bag, then set the turkey on a shelf.

(You can also make a lunch sack turkey by gluing a head to the bottom of the sack and cutting down strips from the top to make feathers.)

Send the turkey home with this recipe for soup to be made with leftovers after Thanksgiving Day.



Remains of turkey
3 quarts water
1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped
1 carrot, diced 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 cup rice
1 cup frozen peas

Place turkey in a large pot with 3 quarts water and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down and simmer 30-45 minutes until the meat falls off the bone. When it cools, debone the turkey and strain the broth.
Cook the onion, celery, and carrot in the broth for 30 minutes.

Add turkey meat, rice, and peas and simmer 30 minutes more.


HOW TO COOK A TURKEY Let each child dictate how to cook a turkey. Write down exactly what they say! Type their recipes up and run off a copy for each child to take home and share with their families.


ACROSTIC POEM Have children write the letters in their first and last name down the left side of their paper. Challenge them to think of something they are thankful for that begins with each letter and write it on that line. Hint: You can do acrostic poems with the word "November" or other seasonal words. Click here to print a page with an acrostic already started.


FAMILY CELEBRATIONS This is a great season to discuss how families are alike and how they are different. Make a T- chart on the board. Write Alike on the left side and Different on the right side. Have children dictate descriptors for each side. Ask each child to bring in a photograph of a family celebration that is special to them. Encourage each child to talk about how their family celebrates and enjoys being together. Display the photographs in the classroom.



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