Thanksgiving is a holiday that we read a lot about in our classroom. We read informational books like Pilgrims of Plymouth by Susan Goodman and stories like The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli. We compared our lives to those of the Pilgrims'. We had many interesting conversations about being grateful. Some of the comments were:
- I am grateful for my family.
- I m thankful for my friends.
- I am grateful for food.
- I am grateful for my teachers.
We had lots of fun reading The Perfect Thanksgiving and comparing the two families. If you get a chance, it is a wonderful book to read with your child to talk about family, values, manners and traditions.