What a fun day we had! All week my newcomers were counting down to "27, eat turkey!" Come and see what we did to celebrate Thanksgiving, ESL style!
We made torn-paper turkeys- easy and fantastic for fine motor skills, which some of my newcomers (and long-term ELL's) need practice in!
We hung them up under our thankful banners, next to "Tom."
My fourth graders read "Diary of a Pilgrim" and we discussed the similarities and differences between their lives in Burma and Thailand and the life of a Pilgrim.
My newcomers learned about the first Thanksgiving from this book, plus we watched a few youtube videos to help us out!
We had a "family" Thanksgiving around a long table in our library.
My teaching partner picked up these awesome draw-on tablecloths for 59 cents each! Score!
Our crockpots got some good use today! We served turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. We also had a dessert table with brownies, blondies, and apple and pumpkin pie provided by one of our great instructional aides at school.
This is me and my teaching partner! We are a great team- we call ourselves the Admiral and the Cruise Director. Can you guess which is which?
These boys had such a great time! I love that they have become good friends this year.
We love Thanksgiving!
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Have a happy and festive Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for you!