Ted, The Thanksgiving Turkey
(a thanksgiving math story in rhyme! This one lets students practice double digit multiplication!!)
Thanksgiving is really a fun day,
Thanksgiving is really quite great,
But for turkeys like me that say gobble,
We’re running before we get ATE!
A long time ago I was pecking,
Seeds from the ground in the sun,
When I heard 16 pilgrims were coming,
I knew I had to go run!
The pilgrims screamed,
“We wanna'’ eat you!”
And Squanto screamed,
“I’ll eat you too!”
“You won’t ever eat me!
THIS turkey is nobody’s food!”
They chased me through colored fall forest,
Those hunters were right on my tail,
I was screaming and screaming so loudly,
“Chicken and duck are on sale!”
If chicken costs 97¢ pound, how much would 15 pounds cost?