Parts of Speech Turkeys Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards
Teaching grammar and parts of speech can be, well as dry and bland as overcooked turkey. You can make parts of speech lessons more fun with a turkey bulletin board that features parts of speech turkeys. Give each
student a studied part of speech such as nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. Teachers won’t be left out here, they can create a turkey with only three feathers, featuring the articles, a, an, and the.
Let each student create a Thanksgiving turkey craft and add assigned parts of speech on each feather. For example, a noun parts of speech turkey will say “nouns” on the body and will have feathers that each have a noun written on them such as pilgrims, ships or feast.
Once all of the parts of speech turkeys are displayed on the bulletin, the fun and learning can continue. Challenge students to create a funny sentence using one article, one adjective, one verb and one adverb from the list of words on the Thanksgiving bulletin board. Either read each example aloud or let students read thier own. You may find sensible sentences like the “The tired pilgrims ate slowly,” or you may find silly sentences like “A mean pumpkin sang badly.” Either way, this Thanksgiving bulletin board will allow students to gobble up a language arts lesson without the heartburn of boring work sheets. Cute turkeys adorned with colorful tail feathers often perch on Thanksgiving bulletin boards. Why not give the process some meaning and some math skills practice too? Choose numbers for denominators. For example let’s use 9, 10, 11 and 12. Create strips of paper with fractions such as 3/9, 5/10, 2/11 or 9/12. Now choose a magical math color such as red. Give all students a math fraction and have them create a Thanksgiving turkey craft that will illustrate their fraction.
For example, a student who is given the fraction of 3/9 will create a turkey with 3 red feathers and 6 feathers of various other colors. Under each fraction turkey that hung on the Thanksgiving bulletin board, have the students write a number, one through (how many ever turkeys there are).
Now you have a fun math lesson as well. Let students number their paper and write down the fraction for each turkey. You have an interesting Thanksgiving bulletin board, a hands on fractions lesson, an art project and finally a written fraction practice review that’s much more fun than another work sheet. Everyone can be thankful.