Thursday when you set your Thanksgiving table, your child has a perfect decoration for your table: a Thankful Turkey. Mrs. Stanley came to school yesterday and made the Thankful Turkeys with the children - from start to finish. We had done a bit of brainstorming before she arrived on things the children were thankful for, but then they narrowed down their lists for the turkey's feathers.
I hope the turkeys may be a good lead-in to a discussion about thankfulness at your tables this holiday. I personally am very thankful for the children in my class, the unjaded, fresh eyes through which they see the world and help me to see mine; I am thankful for the help and support I've received from 'my' parents this year; I am thankful for the great school I work at and the family we have here; and I am so very thankful for my family. Without family, we have nothing. That goes for a "Class Family", as well.