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Thanksgiving Ideas for Home and School

First up, I'm so excited to be joining in on First Grade and Fabulous's Holiday Recipes linky party.
So, the first recipe I'm sharing with you is for Apple Pie Moonshine.  I understand that it may not be a typical Thanksgiving recipe.  But, I know that many of you need some help to make it through the holidays so this might be the perfect addition to your recipe collection!  Plus, it's delicious!  
It's seriously one of my favorite drinks ever.  I will warn you, though.  It's addicting.  And you can't taste the Everclear.  And then you stand up.  And maybe fall down.   Consider yourself warned!

I'm not a complete alcoholic though, so I do enjoy some other types of Thanksgiving food.  I'm not a pumpkin pie fan.  (Gasp!  Shock!  How un-American of me!)  The texture is just too slimy for me.  But I like the taste of pumpkin.  One of my favorite things to make is pumpkin roll.  I just use the recipe from Libby's. You can find it by clicking the picture below.

I also make pumpkin cheesecake.  I have NO idea where I got this recipe from.  It's the first recipe that I had tried and it's the one I still use.  I sent it to a friend 7 years ago so I know I've had it at least that long.  Hence why I have no clue where I got it.

There are some great recipes being shared!  Click the first image to go see the other posts and steal some great recipes.  Thank you to DeAnne for hosting it!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, my Easter color by sight words with Dolch words were a HUGE hit.  It's been awhile and I saw this adorable turkey clip art from The School Supply Addict and was inspired to make more.

I got the Pre-Primer set finished first.  There are 6 different pages.  Each page has 5 new words.  It's clearly not all of the words on the list but I tried to ensure I included the words that weren't phonetic.

 I also got the Primer set finished.  There are 7 different pages on this one since there are more words.

You can click on any of the pictures to download the sets for free.

For additional pages check out my next post here.


  1. Love the sight word Turkey's! My daughter is going to love coloring these this week!! Thanks,
    Kickin' It With Class

  2. I love the freebies!! The Apple Pie Moonshine sounds AWESOME!! We need to plan a trip as we are close enough together and you can make that for me HAHA! :)

    Thanks for linking up!! Everything looks GREAT!
    First Grade and Fabulous

  3. Great freebies, thank you! My firsties will love working on them next week!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love that color by sight word turkey! So cute and such great practice for kids who haven't mastered those words yet!
    Teaching With Style

  5. The sight word turkeys are great! I can't wait to use them!

  6. Thanks - these are a great way to practice site words!

  7. Thank you so much for these freebies! I love that they all look the same but with different words for differentiation!

    Reading Toward the Stars

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    1. Thanks! I totally give credit to Ashley's turkey!