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Highlights High Five November 2017

For beginning readers! The stories and poems, crafts and recipes, puzzles and other activities in this read-only digital version of High Five magazine set children on the path to lifelong learning. Each 36-page issue reinforces reading skills, math skills and other areas of learning, and offers activities that help build self-confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 2-6.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Highlights for Children, Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
more than just food

As autumn rolls on, more and more food-focused events seem to pop up in our communities. In this issue of Highlights High Five™, you’ll find food in different places and in different contexts. In “Thanksgiving with New Friends” (pages 20–23), Doña Rosa invites new neighbors to celebrate the holiday. Although her friends are nervous about socializing with new birds, Doña Rosa remains calm and confident. Over the course of the meal, the birds get to know each other and discover they have more in common than expected! Food also can involve math. In “The Baker’s Dozin’” (pages 16–17), questions encourage readers to count. In “Pretend Lasagna” (pages 30–31) and “Fabulous Felt Fruit” (pages 34–35), readers use their measuring and counting skills to prepare a delicious meal or create fun fake food that’s…

1 min.
ms. french gives thanks

Ms. French’s kindergarten class spent all week getting ready for their Thanksgiving party. On Monday, they made turkey decorations. “How about I hold the plate while you paint?” said Kate. “We make a good turkey team,” said Indi. On Tuesday, they drew pictures of things they were thankful for. “I like the way you drew your dog,” said Tex. “Thanks,” said Marco. “I like the way you drew your cats.” On Wednesday, the children worked extra hard to clean and decorate the classroom. “You are so focused on our task!” said Ms. French. “I am thankful to have such wonderful helpers.” On Thursday, they made invitations for Mr. Lee’s kindergarten class: And on Friday, they had their party. There were delicious treats for everybody, including Coco, the classroom hamster. “Happy Thanksgiving, little friend,” said Ms. French, feeding Coco a bite of sweet…

1 min.
thanksgiving with new friends

Doña Rosa had invited her new neighbors, the storks, to her house for Thanksgiving dinner. “The storks?” said Mary. “But what if they don’t eat what we eat?” “Sí, las cigüeñas,” said Doña Rosa. “Ya veremos.” “But what if they don’t like the things we like?” said Lucy. “Ya veremos,” said Doña Rosa. “We’ll see?” said Mary. “I hope you’re right. We’ve never had dinner with storks before.” That afternoon, the storks arrived with some dishes to share. “Muchas gracias,” said Doña Rosa, inviting them in. Together, they carried the dishes to the table. Then Doña Rosa asked everyone to take a seat. At first, nobody talked, but as they started eating, the mood changed. “¡Delicioso!” said Doña Rosa when she tried one of the dishes the storks had made. “Yes, absolutely delicious!” Mary agreed. Then they talked about their hobbies. The…

1 min.
get-well soup

One day, Tiger had a cold. He sneezed and sneezed until his nose was red. “Tiger,” said his friend Panda, “I will make you my famous Get-Well Soup.” “Thank you . . . ah-choo!” sneezed Tiger. Panda trekked through the forest back to his home. There, he took out his largest cooking pot. He tossed five special ingredients into it and stirred the soup until his arms were tired. Then Panda took the pot to his friend’s house and put it on the table. Tiger opened his mouth to take a spoonful. “Ah . . . ah . . . AH-CHOOOOO!” He sneezed all the soup out of the pot. “Oh, Panda,” said Tiger. “I am so sorry.” “That’s OK,” said Panda. “I’ll make some more.” When the second pot of soup was ready, Panda carried it to…

1 min.
pretend lasagna

You Need • 24-ounce jar pasta sauce• 10-ounce package ravioli, thawed• 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese• Vegetable options: Fresh spinach, sliced black olives, diced red bell pepper, sliced mushrooms• Dried parsley flakes Before You Begin Adult: Preheat the oven to 350°F. 1. Spoon a thin layer of pasta sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. 2. Place a layer of ravioli on top of the sauce. Sprinkle ¼ cup cheese over the ravioli. Add a layer of vegetables, if desired. 3. Continue layering the sauce, ravioli, cheese, and vegetables until all ingredients are used. 4. Add a final layer of cheese, then sprinkle with parsley flakes. 5. Cover the dish with foil. Adult: Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the lasagna is bubbly. Uncover the dish. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.…

1 min.
fabulous felt fruit

You Need • Pencil• Paper• Scissors• Red, green, and orange adhesive-backed felt• Cotton balls 1. Draw a pumpkin shape and an apple shape on paper. Cut out the shapes. 2. Use a pencil to trace the apple and pumpkin shapes on the paper side of the adhesive-backed felt. Trace two shapes for every one piece of fruit. 3. Cut out the felt apples and pumpkins. 4. Cut a rectangle from the green felt. Remove the paper and fold the felt in half to make a stem. 5. Peel the paper off one fruit shape. Place one or two cotton balls in the center of the sticky side. Add the green stem at the top. 6. Remove the paper back from the other shape. Place the sticky side on top of the cotton balls, and press the edges…