November “Dull November brings the blast; Then the leaves are whirling fast.” Create a collage of images that remind you of fall and Thanksgiving. Create a timeline that tells me about the plans you have for the month of November. Research pumpkin pies. Tell me who invented them! How did the Pumpkin Spice Latte and other tasty treats branch from the pumpkin pie! Create a comic strip that describes your favorite fall activity. Over the river and through the wood Trot fast my dapple-gray! Spring over the ground Like a hunting hound For this is Thanksgiving Day. - Lydia Maria Child Illustrate this poem! Bring it to life! Start a “Thankfulness List” for the month of November. Add something every day! If you can visit anywhere this November, where would you go? Print out a picture of the place if you can. Tell me why you would like to travel there. Can you create your own “November” poem? Draw a cornucopia filled with overflowing fruits and vegetables! Make it lovely! Draw a Thanksgiving still life with images that remind you of this festive holiday! Make a list of all of your favorite pumpkin flavored goodies! Tell me what makes them so yummy! Write a concrete poem in the shape of a cornucopia! Create a movie poster for “November.” Write a short narrative about a disastrous Thanksgiving dinner. Tell me what happened! What made it a disaster? Copy down your favorite fall recipe. Tell me what makes it so delicious! Have you gone hunting this season? Tell me about it! Make your experience into a short narrative. Create a word collage that describes November for you. Create a soundtrack for November. Tell me why you chose five of the songs. The list of songs can be as long as you want! If you could be a float in the Macy’s Day Parade, which one would you be? Tell me why! Make a pumpkin pie! Document the baking process and create a collage. Have you seen a turkey close-up? Find several pictures of turkeys and try your hand at drawing one. Plan a Thanksgiving party. Tell me about the food, activities, and decorations you will use. Tell me about your favorite Thanksgiving memory from your childhood. Give me details! Plan your ideal Thanksgiving meal. Chipotle burrito? Ice cream from Kirke’s? Justify why you chose the food on your list! Look up and read about the first Thanksgiving. Make a drawing of that event and write a little about it in your journal. Doodle of the month: Leaves!! Put together the perfect fall outfit. Justify all of the articles of clothing. November 1st is National Author's Day. Who is your favorite author? Why do you like their writing? Design your own float for the Macy’s Day parade!