Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from The Giraffes!

We have had so much fun learning about Thanksgiving and celebrating all that we have to be thankful for. We began our Thanksgiving celebrations by sharing our disguised turkey projects with one another. We had some amazing ideas for disguising our Toms and Tinas!












One of the giraffes even matched their turkey to make their disguise extra tricky!! 


2H and 2A also had some great ideas, and all of our turkeys are on display in the hallway. 


We also finished our "I Am Thankful" poems, which described who, what, when, where, and why we are thankful. It was a lot of fun making our designs on the coffee filters and watching the colors mix together when we sprayed them with water! 


On Friday, one of our amazing parent volunteers helped us make some hand print Mayflower paintings! We've been learning a lot about the Mayflower as we've learned about the history of Thanksgiving, and we know the Pilgrims used the ship as their home both for their journey to America and for their first several months in America because they had to build their homes!



We've also been working to create a menu to go along with our Thanksgiving Feast! We shared all of the delicious foods and wonderful traditions our families have for Thanksgiving, and we created menus to share with our families to help them decide which foods they'd like to add to their plates :)






We also included some great Thanksgiving facts we've been learning over the last few weeks, including some facts we learned from our trip to Strawbery Banke

I also wanted to tell you about a very small but wonderful part of our day today: we went around our circle at morning meeting to tell each other one thing about the people sitting beside us that we were thankful for, and everyone thought of such kind and thoughtful things to say about their classmates. No one even had to hesitate to think of something that they truly appreciated. We were thankful for each other's kindness, humor, helpfulness, and most importantly, for each other's friendship. I was teary eyed by the time we got around the circle!

I am so incredibly grateful to be your children's teacher. They work so hard to learn new skills and they make so much growth in such a short amount of time, but what makes me most proud to be their teacher is the time and effort they put into one another. Their compassion continues to amaze me each and every day. You should be so proud of your children and the amazing work you have done as their parents.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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