So I love reading and discussing the first Thanksgiving with 2nd graders. Today we read T is for Turkey, which was new to me, and on the L page it tells how Lincoln made Thanksgiving an official national holiday. They had written a fact prior to rading and then I asked them to write a new fact afterwards. We are sharing, silly kid in the back raises his hand. I’m excited he actually wrote something down. He says, Lincoln was a pilgrim!! all excitedly. Well, not exactly, but who wants to burst a bubble this close to Thanksgiving!?
Here’s a little picture dump of our two day week.
we wrote why we are thankful for our silly family-thank you SOS Ladies! I wrote in my plan to give them a little guide.
then after finishing rewriting the plan into a story, we decorated family photos. Oh my! They are hilarious. And guess what-I found 5 family pictures on Facebook for kids who didn’t send one in! Some others just drew a picture.
Today we made our November Snazzy Snack. I tried something new-it’s called edible Indian corn, but I renamed it sweet and sticky Indian corn. We melted marshmallows, mixed in rice Krispy cereal, dried fruits, rolled in to a little corn cob, then made fruit roll-up husks. Some of them refused to eat it because of the dried fruit. ugh. picky kids…
you can see it was pretty gooey
I LOVE Scholastic’s Thanksgiving site. It’s jam-packed with goodness. Each year I give them a partner, a laptop, and a t-chart to compare Wampanoag and pilgrims, then compare both to their own life.