Happy Thanksgiving! If you want to celebrate the holiday with turkeys, balloons, and more, the Thanksgiving Classroom Transformation is perfect for you! Teach your students to become math experts in your classroom. This transformation will allow your students to practice their math skills while getting to experience Thanksgiving fun at the same time. It aligns with multiple common core math standards.
THANKSGIVING ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
The first thing to do is to tell your students that they will be participating in a Thanksgiving Day Parade today. Once they go around and complete all ten float challenges, they get to make a Thanksgiving treat (which is up to the teacher).
THANKSGIVING ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
Next, I set the scene for students to feel that they are really in a Thanksgiving Parade. To decorate, I printed outdoor decorations from my classroom transformation and also bought balloons from Dollar Tree to display around the room.
THANKSGIVING ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
After that, I placed the math challenges all over the room and distributed the recording sheets to each student. Each of the Thanksgiving math challenges is a great spiral review of skills learned earlier in the year. While the challenges vary per grade level, the fun stays the same!
THANKSGIVING ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
When students finished all the challenges, the early finishers could complete the writing activity. If students finished writing down all of the fun facts learned from the QR codes, I let them make a turkey out of an Oreo. These turned out so cute and motivated students to work really hard. It was a great treat for my third graders right before Thanksgiving break.
THANKSGIVING ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 5:
As a reward for finishing all ten math challenges, I let my students take home one of the Thanksgiving Parade floats. This meant they got to choose a float (balloon) from around our classroom and take it home with them!
You can check out this easy to prep Thanksgiving Classroom Transformation HERE!
I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.
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