## Monday, November 14, 2016

### November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's November and time for our Thanksgiving version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Turkey Day, we have some great ideas for you. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Swap
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
Don’t you just love the aroma of turkey roasting in the oven? Sometimes I think that it smells better than it tastes. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Since Thanksgiving is the time for savory, mouth watering delights, how about having your class participate in a favorite recipe swap. This will get them ready for the holiday and have some fun while doing it.
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The Post Election Classroom
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
A strategy to use for healing post election anxiety that your students may be experiencing.
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Make Math FUN this Thanksgiving!
By Sara Snyder of Snyder's Classroom
Engage your students with these Thanksgiving Math riddles worksheets! I began creating math riddles to make math more fun in my own classroom. I love hearing my students giggle as they solve the riddle at the end of the worksheet. Students solve problems, each problem has a letter assigned to it and the letters help to solve the riddle. It is a great way to combine fun and learning! Make math FUN!
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By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR's Classroom
Here is a primer for getting started with Google Classroom!
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Thanksgiving STEM Challenge: Turkey Transporter
By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy
Highly engaging STEM challenge to keep your kids focused before the holiday. Includes modifications for grades 2 - 8.
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Teach your student how to have a productive discussion
Teach your student how to have a productive discussion.
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Understanding and Supporting Pencil Grasp Development: 3 - 6 years.
As a school based Occupational Therapist the most frequent issue teachers ask me about is pencil grasp. Today I will explore: What grasps look like in the major three categories. Why some grasps are more advantageous than others. What ages typically-developing children are using these three types of grasp.
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Passion and Purpose: Bravery in a Broken World
With this week's news being the icing on the cake, it's imperative that we remember our passion and purpose in the classroom. This is the story of how one educator does just that, along with some resources, paid and free for doing so.
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Be sure to visit these blog posts in the linky for more details about these awesome ideas.