Whew, we have made it! Only two more days and these kiddos are on break. I am so excited for this short week, we are going to have so much fun! No spelling words, high frequency words, math tests, reading test… the list goes on and on.

The students will travel to each first grade teacher this week to learn more about the Pilgrims and Native Americans who inspired this yummy holiday :) You received a note home today (hopefully it made it there safe and sound) about a Thanksgiving feast! Please send a snack to share with the first grade by Tuesday. On Thursday afternoon we will enjoy our delicious feast of snacks and watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

*I have scheduled a reminder for Sunday afternoon to bring a snack for the feast via Remind101, if you haven’t signed up you still can. All it does is allows me to send the class text messages… I cannot send them to individuals and your phone number does not show up to me or any other parent. To sign up text @mrsjankor to (303) 647-4863… yes, there is suppose to be no d on the end of jankord.

Your child will also be bringing a Thanksgiving graphic organizer over break. If you take the time to fill this out over the holiday it will greatly benefit them as they write Thanksgiving Narratives when we get back the following week.

*Remember Grandparents day will be Nov. 29th, please return the lunch order form with money as soon as you can.

Here is the Thanksgiving poem that inspired our paper chains that came home Thursday.

The first Thanksgiving that was long, long ago.
The pilgrims set sail from far away
On the Mayflower with tall, white sails.  (Insert the white.)
They sailed many days across the ocean blue.  (Add a blue.)
The seas were rough, but the ship came through.
At last they spotted land so green.  (String on a green.)
They were so happy they cheered and screamed.
The first year was so hard and black.  (Now add a black.)
Many died and wished that they could go back.
But the Native Americans gave them a hand
And helped them survive in the strange new land.
They decided to celebrate in a special way
And that became the first Thanksgiving Day.
They prepared a feast with turkeys brown (Add a brown.)
And red cranberries that they had found.  (Time for a red.)
Yellow corn that they had learned to grow  (Insert a yellow.)
And orange pumpkin pies, don’t you know!  (Last an orange.)
But before they ate any turkey and dressing,
They all held hands for a thankful blessing.