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Second Grade Turkey in Disguise Project

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Second Grade Turkey in Disguise Project
Jenna Eweis

During the month of November, Ms. Wheeler’s 2nd grade students were working hard on a special project that coincides with a storybook called Turkey in Disguise. The assignment was to create a disguise to keep their turkey from being eaten on Thanksgiving Day.  

Using any household items and different types of materials, the students disguised their paper turkey pattern as something else like a bunny, soccer player, elf, clown, etc.  

First, students planned their turkey disguise by writing as many adjectives or descriptive words in a circle map. Next, students used planning pages to write down details about their turkey’s name, age, and the disguise they came up with. Then, the students explained why their disguise was good for keeping their turkey safe. Last, students listed the materials used and why they chose them. 

After disguising their turkey, students explained step-by-step in a sequential order how they crafted their turkey’s disguise.  

The students slyly turned in their projects to the teacher without posting their name on the front. Students did a silent vote for 1st - 3rd prize and most creative. After the voting was complete the students each shared which turkey they made and how they disguised it. 

Students wrapped this project up by presenting their turkey and written information in front of the class.