Saturday, November 17, 2012

Turkey Poems for Thanksgiving

I really like poetry for developing fluency in a fun way!  Kids just love talking about turkeys at Thanksgiving.  

I am very thankful for my family and friends this year!  Also, for having a job that impacts the lives of children in a positive way.  

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
-Melody Beattie

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter!


  1. I hope your Thanksgiving is a blessed one as well. I agree. Poems are fabulous fluency tools and fun too.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I love using poems! We read and write so much poetry in my classroom! Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower and a new facebook fan! Come and check out my blog when you have a spare moment!
    Second Grade is Out of This World

  3. Love your gratitude quote! It's so true that being grateful changes your perspective on your situation. Your turkey poems are so cute! I am using a Thanksgiving poem this week to work on fluency also. Thank you for sharing yours so it can be used to!
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. thanks for the poems!! I LOVE using poems, and these are too cute!!

  5. Sandra,
    That is a great quote! Thanks for sharing the poems! I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition