Spending time in a child’s classroom as a volunteer can give parents valuable insight into what the kids are not only working on but struggling to understand. The elementary school my kids attend requires parents to spend a set number of hours per year helping at the school.
I’ve learned quite a bit about how kids learn since my son started kindergarten. It’s amazing to me that he is now in 6th grade!
My kids believe it’s fun to do worksheets that incorporate the holiday excitement. My Thanksgiving editing worksheet and sentence structure worksheets combine the excitement of the upcoming feast with skills that are helpful in the classroom. They loved them!
So I decided to do more. This fun owl pack is perfect for kindergarteners.
Thanksgiving owl lessons
We are not currently a homeschool family (though we have considered it in the past) and are open to the idea in the future. However, I am a huge supporter of parental involvement in education and reinforcing lessons taught in school at home.
From being present during homework time, to supplementing their education at home, I feel parents should take an active role in their child’s education.
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I know this is easier said than done. When I was a working mom, it was nearly impossible to carve time out to volunteer. Since it is a requirement at our elementary school, finding time to volunteer was a source of stress for me when I worked outside of the home.
Now that volunteering is not colored with stress in my mind, I can actually see the positive impact it has on the kids and the school.
Related: Thanksgiving Themed First Grade Editing Worksheet
I don’t necessarily feel that the parents should overly help their child complete homework assignments. My parents certainly did not do my homework for me. Ever. However, parents can offer insight and explain lessons that maybe the student didn’t quite understand in class.
Also, children that see their parents involved in their school life are taught the importance of education through the actions of their parents.
Free Thanksgiving Owl Printable Pack
That being said, I hope you and your children enjoy this Thanksgiving Owl printable pack. It includes fine motor skills practice, letter recognition, number recognition, simple math, critical thinking activity, and a cute coloring page!
Do your children get excited by Thanksgiving? Try these fun worksheets.
Jill Robbins says
So cute! Makes a nice change from all the turkeys!
J. Ivy Boyter says
How cute! I need to download this when I get back to my computer.
I wish I could volunteer in my daughter’s school … no easy with a baby in tow.
CS Calkins says
DIG this pack! Many thanks for linking up at Hearts for Home!
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This is great! Perfect for my preschooler! Pinned and tweeted!
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