fascinating date only comes around once every hundred years. So to
celebrate this amazing event, we have come up with some activities and
ideas that you can use in your intermediate grade classroom.
Numbers: The number 11 is a prime number. You could have an
introductory lesson on prime numbers and why the number 11 is prime.
You could invite 11 Veterans in to talk to your students.
You could do an 11 minute lesson on Veterans’ Day.
You could tell 11 facts about why Veteran’s Day is important to celebrate, and what veterans have done for our country.
-Write a sentence with exactly 11 words.
-Write a poem that has 11 lines, 11 syllables…
-Write a quick story about 11-11-11 in 11 minutes.
-Write a story about what life will be like the next time 11-11-11 comes around.
-Do a read aloud to the class for 11 minutes.
-Meet with your guided reading groups for only 11 minutes today.
-Find 11 books and have groups of students classify them into different genres.
-Read a “whodunit” or “problem to solve” book and give the students 11 minutes to solve the mystery.
are 11 players on a football team. Have a discussion as to why that is
and see if anyone can name the positions on offense and defense.
hope you can use some of the activities in your classroom for
11-11-11. Please feel free to add your own ideas to our list too!
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