November is jam packed with fun activities to celebrate our country and kindness around the world. We do this with a variety of activities, stories and crafts that get students excited to learn.
Since students are familiar with the flag, we take the time to make connections to more US symbols early in November. We discuss the importance of saying the Pledge of Allegiance and why we honor our Veterans.
We create an anchor chart to discuss U.S. Symbols such as the eagle, the White House, the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell and the U.S. flag.
To tie the election in with our learning, students vote on their favorite candy. As students hid their eyes, each kiddo popped up to place their vote. Reese’s took the win, but in the end, everyone got their choice. 🥰 Annnnnd that’s probably why it’s always rainbows and sunshine in our classroom!
Kids love these hats to celebrate voting, and it’s a simple way to tie in the introduction of Uncle Sam. They're fantastic for any patriotic holiday!
Students create soldiers to decorate the hallway for our Veterans Day assembly.
“Peanut Butter and Cupcake” and “The Recess Queen” are perfect titles to discuss being kind to peers on the playground. They tie in beautifully with World Kindness Day, celebrated on November 13th.
The week before Thanksgiving, we discuss food groups, balanced meals, and manners at the dinner table! To wrap up our week, we prepare a meal in our kitchen, and students serve themselves, buffet style! The bottom picture shows the aftermath of the kitchen. Makes me laugh since it’s just like home, complete with dirty dishes and food on the floor! Everyone pitches in to help clean up, in true classroom family style!