Make Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards
First grade students work hard to learn about the “conventions” of writing. These are the rules of writing, such as beginning each sentence with a capital letter, writing from left to right, leaving spaces between words, using capital letters at the beginning of proper nouns, and ending each sentence with a punctuation mark. Repeated practice is the key to mastering these conventions.
You can easily reinforce these conventions at home by giving your child lots of practice in using them. Here's a fun way to get your youngster practicing the correct use of capital letters, while at the same time welcoming guests to your Thanksgiving dinner. Your first grader will be prouder than a turkey – er, peacock – when he shows off his colorful work!
What You Need:
- 5x8 index cards
- glue or tape
- ink pad (brown or orange)
- colored pencils
- colored markers
- post-it notes
- mini-muffin liners in a variety of colors, cut in half