Thanksgiving Poetry Bookmarks

Thanksgiving has come and gone for me... I'm Canadian and we celebrate on the first Monday in October and it's typically a much smaller affair than it is for those of you south of the border!  

I'm always amazed at the enthusiasm for Thanksgiving in the United States... I love that it brings families together for huge feasts and that there's a big focus on the idea of giving thanks.  I'm hoping you and your family have much to be thankful for and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 So here's a holiday freebie for you to use with your students... it's a set of Thanksgiving bookmarks that also allows you to review poetry terms at the same time!  There are 16 bookmarks - some have poetry term prompts and some are left blanks - lots of options for you to pick from!  I've also included two sheets of Thanksgiving themed poetry/writing paper.

Click the image to download a copy of the bookmarks from my TpT Store.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Blogging Mishaps and Memories and a Linky

I love finding new and different linky parties to join and I just couldn't resist this one from The 3am Teacher.  Be sure to check out her blog if you haven't already... first of all, she's hilarious and I always get a good giggle when I read her posts.  And second, I love her clip-art... it's so stinking cute!! 

I've been blogging since February 2012... so that makes a whole 10 months of blogging.  I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into... but I now that I'm a "bona fide blogger" (I hope!) ... I love it!   

Here are some of my favorite things about BLOGGING!

1.  I feel like I "know" people because of blogging... like I could really sit down over a cup of coffee...or glass of wine ;-) and we'd really hit it off.  Connecting through blogging and facebook has been amazing... and I real feel like I've got a whole new group of cyber-friends!

2.  I really do think I'm a better teacher because of blogging... for real! I teach high-school but now regularly include ideas and tips I've read in blogs that target k-3!  My students often ask me..."Where did you come up with this idea? Is it from a kindergarten blog??"  But they're having fun and they're learning... isn't that what it's all about.  

3.  I can edit a post after I publish it... my first blog post had a typo even though I read it a hundred million times before I hit "publish"! I was mortified and thought that nobody would ever read my blog again. 

Here's my top Bloggy Moment

I was honored to be chosen as one of Education World's Top 25 Blogs for Educators in March 2012.  Yup... my blog that was all of 6 weeks old somehow made it on to the list!! To say I was shocked would be an understatement... I must've refreshed the page 100x just to make sure it wasn't a mistake and actually someone else's blog!! I was thrilled and grateful to them for the exposure and the honor (although I'm still stumped as to how they even found me!)

Thanks for reading this post... and any other posts you find interesting! I hope over the last ten months you've been able to find an idea or inspiration for your classroom.