I want to show you some Thanksgiving activities I did this week with my Kindergarten class! But first, here are some photos of our class feast! We had everyone bring a favorite dish, and then we sat in a long table and ate together. Before we ate, we held hands in a circle and shared what we are thankful for and said a prayer (I work at a private school!). It was sweet to hear what the kids and parents are thankful for, and the parents really enjoyed hearing from all of the students. Here is our table set up for the feast...
Did I mention that I dressed up as a
prairie girl "Pilgrim" and my aide was a "Native American?"
We also made a class cook book, where the students drew a picture of the item that they brought to the feast, and the parents wrote down the recipe. This was a hit, and I am going to do the same thing for Christmas!
We made the Mayflower using our hand print and little sails. The students wrote their thoughts using the sentence prompt: "If I was a Pilgrim on the Mayflower and could take one thing with me, it would be...."
One of our parents donated felt turkey stickers, so I used them for writing a sentence and drawing a picture. The kids drew the background and then they used the turkey sticker on top. Then they traced the sentence "I see a big turkey." Under the traced sentence, they could write that sentence again or choose their own sentence to write.
I decided to use this post to link up with A Year of Many Firsts linky party to share what we are thankful for. I am so thankful for my job. I am thankful for the amazing staff I work with, and for the supportive parents and students. I am thankful that I can work in a private school and teach the young minds about Jesus. I am EXTREMELY thankful for this blogging world and the amazing friends that I have made. This is going to be a good year!
What are you thankful for?