November Monthly Idea Book by Teacher’s Friend TF-1100 – SC-0439503795

November Monthly Idea Book

An November creative idea book for the elementary teacher.

ISBN-13 978-0-439-50379-2
ISBN-10 0-439-50379-5

November 1ST
Today is AUTHOR’S DAY! (Have your students write a letter to their favorite author in honor of this day.)

November 2ND
DANIEL BOONE, famous American explorer and pioneer, was born on this day in 1734. (Suggest to your students that they read a book about Boone at the school library.)

November 3RD
Earl of Sandwich JOHN MONTAGUE, the supposed creator of the sandwich, was born on this day in 1718. (Ask your students to write a short paragraph describing in detail their favorite sandwich.)

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Sample PDF Activity

November 4TH
Today marks the birthdate of American humorist WILL ROGERS, in 1879. (Read a few famous quotes by Will Roger’s to your students.)

November 5TH
England’s GUY FAWKES DAY has been celebrated on this day since 1905. (Ask students to research the reason the British celebrate this day.)

November Calendar Header

November 6TH
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, America’s “March King,” was born on this day in 1854. (Play some of his inspirational music for your students. Primary children might like to march to the music.)

November 7TH
American explorers LEWIS and CLARK reached the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1805. (Ask students to find out the name of the Indian woman that guided them on their journey.)

November 8TH
EDMUND HALLEY, famous English astronomer and the first to predict the appearance of a comet, was born on this day in 1656. (Ask students to research comets and describe what was learned from Halley’s comet in 1985.)

November Calendar Symbols

November 9TH
Nobel prize-winning physicist MARIE CURIE was born on this day in 1867. (Ask students to find out about her discovery.)

November 10TH
German religious reformer MARTIN LUTHER was born on this day in 1483. (Martin Luther began one of our most cherished Christmas traditions. Ask students to discover which one.)

Table of Contents

MAKING THE MOST OF IT! – 7
What Is in This Book – 8
How to Use This Book – 8
Monthly Organizers – 9
Bulletin Board Ideas – 9
Adding the Color – 10
Lamination – 11
Photocopies and Ditto Masters – 11
Lettering and Headings – 12

CALENDAR – NOVEMBER! – 13
November Calendar and Activities – 14
November Calendar Header – 17
November Calendar Symbols – 18
November – Blank Calendar – 20

HARVEST ACTIVITIES! – 21
Harvest Festivals – 22
Corn Husk Pattern – 24
Reading Harvest – 25
November Bookmarks – 26
Cornucopia – 27
Harvest Patterns – 28
Pencil Toppers – 30
Harvest Awards – 31
Certificate of Award – 32
Student of the Month Certificate – 33
Harvest Color Page – 34

WOODSY ANIMALS! – 35
Woodsy Animal Activities – 36
Raccoon Puppet – 38
Raccoon Pattern – 39
Who’s Inside? – 40
Woodsy Animal Patterns – 41
Bear Mask – 42
Raccoon Mask – 43
A “Beary” Good Award – 44
My Animal Report – 45
Woodsy Animal Booklet – 46

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK! – 47
Book Week Activities – 48
Book Report Alternatives – 49
Reading Keys – 50
Mr Book Worm – 51
Reading Connection – 52
My Book Report – 54
Reading Certificate – 55
My Reading Record – 56
A Letter Home to Parents – 57
Step Up to Reading – 58

ELECTION TIME! – 59
Election Day Activities – 60
Election Word Find – 61
Election Party Characters – 62
Uncle Sam Hat – 64
My Letter to the President – 65
Campaign Button – 66
President Cards – 67
My Presidential Report – 75
Stand-Up Elephant and Donkey – 76

THANKSGIVING! – 77
The Pilgrim Story – 78
Pilgrim and Indian Activities – 79
Pilgrim Girl – 80
Pilgrim Boy – 81
Pilgrim Bonnet and Collar – 82
Pilgrim Hat and Indian Vest – 83
Thanksgiving Finger Puppets – 84
Place Cards – 85
“I Am Most Thankful For ” – 86
Thanksgiving Characters – 87
Mayflower – 90

TURKEY TIME! – 91
Turkey Time Activities – 92
Turkey Booklet – 93
Turkey Centerpiece – 94
Turkey Feathers – 95
Mr Turkey – 96
Turkey Recipe – 97
Turkey Wheel – 98
Movable Turkey – 100
Turkey Paper Bag Puppet – 102

STATES AND CAPITALS! – 103
States and Capitals Activities – 104
State Report Booklet – 105
United States Map – Blank – 112
United States Map – States Names – 113
States and Capitals Bingo – 114

WORKING WITH PARENTS! – 115
Conferences, Open House and Communications Ideas 116
Classroom Update Form – 117
Parent-Teacher Conference Form – 118
Open House Invitation – 119
Parent-Teacher Conference Check-List – 120
Parent Reminder, Name Tag, Note – 121
Communications Form – 122
Parent Sign-Up Sheet – 123
Mystery Student – 124
“A Note to My Child!” – 125
“A Note to My Parent!” – 126

BULLETIN BOARDS AND MORE! – 127
November Bulletin Boards – 128
Hands Down Turkey – 131
Student Helpers – 132
Thanksgiving Feast Pattern – 134
Mayflower Pattern – 136
Award Paper Topper – 137
Apple Paper Topper – 138
Star Paper Topper – 139
Paper Bag Eagle – 140
Indian Chief – 141
Gobble, Gobble! – 142
ANSWER KEY – 143

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About Teacher's Friend Publications, Inc.

Teacher's Friend Publications, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Karen Sevaly. Her vision was based on producing a series of motivational and fun monthly idea books that could be reproduced by teachers in elementary classrooms. These books were the first publications to give teachers cute, bold patterns and creative activities compiled in a reproducible monthly format. Scholastic has acquired Teacher's Friend.

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