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18 November 2013

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This year is the first ever in history that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap.  Happy Thanksgivukkah!  This is definitely something to celebrate in the classroom since it is a once in a lifetime event!  I am so excited for this holiday and did some research online to find some fun activities to do in the classroom.  First off I am obsessed with Teachers Pay Teachers and found Gobble Tov! Free Thanksgiving/Hanukkah Activities (K-2) made by Happy Teacher Happy Kids.  The turkey-Menorah (menurkey) math worksheet is an excellent way to incorporate the 8 nights of Hanukkah with a math activity.  Each day at school (or at night for homework), the students will have to complete 2 problems.  One on the turkey feather and the one for that night of Hanukkah.  Keeping in mind that when we light a Menorah, we first light the middle candle called the Shamash ("helper candle") and then use that to light the rest, adding more each night.  *remember, you add the candles from right to left, but light them from left to right.  So for this assignment they should answer the math problems from left to right.
Thanksgivukkah Coloring Page

Has anyone stumbled upon the Menurkey?  It is a menorah shaped turkey designed by a 9-year-old fourth grader named Asher, from New York City.  The idea came to him after realizing that the holidays were similar, both commemorate being "thankful."  Asher, actually used Tinkercad which is a 3D modeling platform to develop the sketches for his prototype.  The menurkey idea received backing from 820 supporters, pledging $48,325 and was hosted by  To learn more, visit where you can order your own menurkey and decorate it however you'd like using acrylic paint.  This reminds me of when I was younger and in elementary school.  Each student in my class got to decorate their own wooden Menorah for Hanukkah.  Albeit, it was a block of wood with holes, but we loved covering it in paint, sequins and glitter.  Look out menurkey --- #glitterfeathers.

You can also download the iMenurkey app for $1.99 and light the menurkey digitally wherever you are or download the "Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" (Introducing the Menurkey!) song for $0.99


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