Friday, November 18, 2022

Turkey Takes a Vacation!

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Turkey Takes a Vacation!

Stories and Vacation Photos by Mrs. Yollis’ Third Graders


***Click to enlarge the Google SlideShow!***

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Steps Taken to Complete this 
*Turkey Takes a Vacation* 

First, we read Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano.  The funny fantasy follows our feathered friend as he finds out what Americans feast upon for Thanksgiving.  

Second, we selected an exotic vacation location for Turkey. (If he left America over Thanksgiving break, he would not get eaten.)

Third, we researched an international landmark using Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 

 we used our facts to create a story about Turkey's time at the international landmark.

Finally, we located the international landmark on Google Earth and took a "vacation" screenshot. Pegman was so helpful! The screenshot was uploaded to our class collaborative Google Slideshow. 

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What was your favorite part about the project and why?

What landmark would you like to visit? 

Leave a comment for one of the turkeys!


  1. Hi,
    I'm the turkey that went to Norway, and I'm texting the turkey that went to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I might go there next year, and I only have one question... DID, the tower fall on anyone?

    Norway Turkey

    1. Hi! I’m a viewer of this project! This is an amazing project and I adore this idea! The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a great idea! Where did you get it?


  2. Wow! This blog is amazing and I’d LOVE to do something like this someday! I have a question…. Where did you find this book? It seems amazing and I’d love to read it!

    1. The book is available on Amazon or at a public library!

  3. Dear Mrs. Y&heart;ollis I am so happy to have you as my teacher for the year Love, N&heart;ora

  4. Hello!
    I love your spin on the turkey in disguise project. That is a great way to study have students study the world and different famous landmarks. I will definitely be doing this with my students next year. What kid friendly research sites did you have your students use for this project?

    1. Caroline,
      Thanks for your kind words! It was a great project that integrated geography, research, slideshow collaboration, Google Earth, and fun!

      Our school uses Encyclopedia Britannica, so that was the source for the research. Students took notes and then turned their notes into a *postcard* from Turkey.

      Mrs. Y♥llis


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