Friday, November 29, 2013

We Are Thankful!

Our theme for the week of Thanksgiving, our theme was "We Are Thankful".

We read this week: Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
                               A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
                               Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Our question of the week was "What is something that you are thankful for?"

For our theme of the week, we talked about all the things in our lives that we are thankful for. The kids wrote in their journal with what they answered the question of the week.

We made "Thankful Turkeys".

Our school has a feast the day before Thanksgiving. We colored turkeys and made hats to wear.
[There's me, modeling our hats. ;)]

The kids did a pumpkin maze and practiced the concept of alike and different. They also helped a turkey find his way through a maze and did a turkey dot to dot

We did a cut and past project to make a cornucopia. The kids sure did have a hard time saying that word!

We sang "Let's Be Thankful" to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle" which I found here.
"Let’s be thankful for this day,
For our friends and for our play.
Let’s be thankful; let’s be glad,
For the food and things we have.
Let’s give thanks for you and me,
For our home and family."

We did not talk about a letter, number or shape this week.We played the counting games "1,2,3" and "Pop!" The kids love those responsive classroom games.

Here's an update from our "planted" pumpkins! We planted them the week of Halloween, and we got a sprout!!
The pumpkins were staring to get soft, so I planted them under soil. I'm hoping that the soil on top will help them decompose without attracting bugs and smelling. Anyone out there have any tips about that?

Up next week: The letter Kk, number 8 and color blue. Our theme will be "Hanukkah: The Celebration of Lights".

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