Students read a classic short story of generosity and gluttony, then research and discuss health issues from the story and their own lives. A cornucopia of science, literature, and writing ideas, ideal for middle school or advanced upper elementary.
"Mrs. Smith made pumpkin pies to sell at the church bake sale. She made six pumpkin pies, and sold them for $4.33 each. How much money did she make from the sale of the pies?" Five pages; four problems per page.
Book comprehension and vocabulary enhancement for this installment of Alyssa Satin Capucilli's popular "Biscuit" series. A mischievous puppy helps his little girl to prepare for Thanksgiving and count her blessings.
"Ed and his sister are helping cook Thanksgiving dinner. They decide to have a potato-peeling contest. Ed peels twenty-two. His sister peels six more than that. How many did she peel?" Five Thanksgiving-themed addition word problems.
"For his science class at school, Charles wants to calculate how much his relatives eat on Thanksgiving. He weighs the food before it is served and then he weighs the leftovers. The food weighed 960 ounces. The leftovers weighed 89 ounces. How many ounces of food did his family eat?"