Then and Now Freebie

Howdy friends!  Are you hanging in there?  I have they day off for parent conferences tomorrow (Wednesday) and then two days left until Thanksgiving break.

I am so ready!

This week in my class we are wrapping up our unit on bats and talking about Thanksgiving.  We talked about life in the 1950's last week compared to now.  This week we are looking at life back in the early settler years.  We have been enjoying some of the activities from the Scholastic First Thanksgiving.

We have also been enjoying these books:


In class, we have talked a lot about life then and now.  I think that all of my kids agree that life is much better now in compared to life back then.  We compared and contrasted long ago and now.  I made a cute venn diagram, but didn't take a picture, sorry!  

We sorted items from long ago and today.

Next, we did some work in our interactive notebook.  We continued our sort in our notebooks.  I took down what we did as a class and used this as an assessment to see if they were understanding what we were learning.  

You can grab your long ago and today interactive notebook sort freebie below:

That's all folks!  Have a good evening.


  1. Thanks for the sort. It's funny how even "pencil and paper" can seem like the recent past since we use dry erase markers and the ipad so much more now! I would love to see the words "past" and "present" too so use vocabulary.

  2. Do you have the colored sorting then and now cards available? Thanks, Carol

    1. I'm Bob in Vietnam can you send pdf file I'll print for over 2000 poor kids

  3. Could I also get a copy of the colored sorting cards?


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