We had so much fun learning about how the National Turkey Federation presents the president with a National Turkey and a Vice Turkey. The turkeys have names that go together like Apple and Pie or Marshmallow and Yam! Marshmallow and Yam were the first turkeys flown to live in Disneyland! Crazy right? Check out this article of how the idea of sending turkeys to Disneyland got started! These pardoned turkeys live out their life in the happiest place in the world!
Here is President Obama pardoning a turkey last year!
Below are my kiddos working in groups to come up with their names and their turkey's characteristics. It was top secret until we gathered together to share what they came up with. It was so fun! We had Ice Cream and Sprinkles, Cam and Newton, and American and Flag. They then recorded adjectives to describe their turkeys. Tomorrow we are going to color and decorate our turkeys in groups and create our campaign posters. We are then going to switch classes with other 2nd grade classes so that we can vote for their turkeys. Each class will present 2 turkeys to our "President" who is really our custodian Mr. Almond! He is going to pardon the turkeys and the rest are going to run free in the gym for the rest of the month of November.
You can read more about my All About Turkey unit Turkey-Fied by watching the video below!
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My newest upload is a Common Core Math Workshop card game called Go Turkey. It is a fun filled game of matching with place value, expanded form, word form and number form. It also makes a great set of flash cards for students to practice with.