Grade A Turkeys
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Jackson's Pre-K Class at Hallmark Heights Head Start
By Sylvia Johnson, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


     Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted to make the turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States? The turkey became popular because of American people's love for eating the bird on special occasions like Thank sgiving. Most turkeys that we eat are so heavy they cannot fly. Did you know that only the male turkeys gooble. More than 45 million turkeys are cooked and 525 million pounds of turkeys are eaten during Thanksgiving.

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Why did the Pilgrims want to sail to America in the spring? Can you guess the answer? This website has loads of fun for kids.
A website full of kid-friendly activities. Keep paper in the printer to make copies to color and paint.
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                                                                                               Mission Activity
Imagine you are going on a turkey hunt with your friends. Think of all the things you have learned about turkeys.  To get through the maze, you must be able to name five turkey facts. First, You must review all the facts you learned about turkeys. You will design a turkey with feathers, beak and feet. You will cut your turkey pattern out and paste together. You will write your five turkey facts on each feather. Your parents will love to know that you have learned so much about America's favorite bird. To get more turkey facts visit this website.


                                                                                  Mission Steps
1. After visiting My School Online, you will know everything you will need to complete your mission.
2. Name five turkey fact that you have learned.
3.Color and cut out your turkey.
Write the five facts that you have learned while hunting for your turkey.
5. You have finished. Now, show your turkey to your parents and talk about the things you learned about turkeys.

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