It's the Friday before a long weekend (if you're in Canada).. yipee!!
Will and I decided to drive to Edmonton for Thanksgiving to visit his Granny. 8 hours is a long way to drive for 3 days, so I took my flex day at work today so I could have a 4 day weekend. Yay for getting paid and not being at work!!
I spent lots of time this week talking with my class about things they are thankful for. I got lots of the generic answers like mom, dad, family, but some kids got creative. Some of my favorites were: lego, books, the baby in mommy's tummy, school, my heart, the night and day, trees because they make air, and Terry Fox. It's really cute to listen to them explain why they chose the things that they did.
We did a few Turkey type crafts this week, my favorite one was the thankful turkeys. The had to write down 5 things they were thankful for, and then those became the turkey's feathers. Here is my example:
Their turkeys turned out really cute. Grade 1's have a hell of a time following directions though. We went through it step by step a few times, but we still ended up with turkeys with purple feathers.
PS Pluralizing the word Turkey is hard to do. I tried to write it on the board and the kids laughed at me when I had to look up the spelling. Turkeys, Turkys, Turkies? I finally figured it out though.. Turkeys is the proper pluralization in case you were wondering. It's a good thing I teach grade 1 and not grade 9.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend, safe travels if you are heading out on the road!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?