November 11, 2012

Thankful Quilt

This week we were busy with parent/teacher conferences and learning all about The First Thanksgiving.  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just right around the corner?  It snuck up on me this year!
As part of our month of thanks, we decided to make a Thankful Quilt.  (Since names are listed on each paper quilt square, I decided not to include a photo on our blog.  You can check it out in person on the wall outside our classroom.) 
I simply adore every answer that the children gave!
When I asked, "What are you thankful for?  What makes you happy?", the kiddos gave very sweet, innocent and thoughful responses.  Please take a moment to read the answers your child gave, as well as those of the rest of the class.  They are just amazing!
On Friday, we learned about Pilgrims and Native Americans.  We read the books:
T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving StoryMy First Thanksgiving
to learn about the story of the first Thanksgiving.
We looked at pictures from the book:
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
and compared our clothing to that of the Pilgrims, as well as chores that the children did then and now.  It was very interesting to the kids!  They did not realize how much work children had to do at that time.  Quite a change from today, for sure!
We are still working on the letter Ii and will wrap that up on Monday, along with introducing the letter Jj.
Happy Weekend! 


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