Planning Thanksgiving Dinner Project Based Learning
Hey, y'all! As we head back to school, I want to make sure I incorporate plenty of varied learning experiences for my students. I love inquiry-based learning and our district has plenty of curriculum resources for reading and math, but I want to get my students to APPLY their learning in ways that don't involve testing.
That's why we're implementing more project-based learning this year. We'll be doing lots of planning-type projects including planning a Thanksgiving dinner.
Students start off by creating their guest list and invitations. They can also use construction paper or scrapbook paper to create "fancy" invitations or seating cards. Then they map out their tables and create a seating chart for their guests.
Students plan their meal by choosing food from the task cards or using ads from your local grocery store. When their list is complete, they can total up their costs to see how much their dinner is.
There are also pages for students to write about planning a dinner. It's a simple little unit, but it's just right for first grade and second grade.
You can find out more about this little unit in my TPT store here. This unit works great for writing or math centers, independent work time, or for fast finishers.
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