Celebrating Thanksgiving

On November 26th JK decided to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! Wait, you have never heard of thanksgiving before? Well that is probably because it is an American holiday that falls on the last week of November and is all about giving thanks, spending time with family, and having a big meal with turkey, stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and best of all pumpkin pie. This year JK has fully embraced what it means to be thankful.

We started the week out by teaching a song to the kids by Raffi called “Thanks a lot.” It embodies the true meaning of the thanksgiving holiday which is being thankful for everything we have in our lives. You can listen to the song below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLphADfy4tw

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I was also able to share with the kids some of the history of thanksgiving and show them some of my family photos from past thanksgivings.

The classic symbol of thanksgiving is the turkey. So JK made some beautiful turkeys to decorate the halls and help others get into the thanksgiving spirit.

One most meaningful thanksgiving moments was when we asked the kids to make “Thank you” cards that they could give to anyone they wanted. The kids really got into making their cards, many of them wanted to make more than one card to give to people like mommy, daddy, and even the teachers.

Finally, we rounded out the thanksgiving week with a thanksgiving feast! We made corn and I also showed the kids how to make a traditional pumpkin pie. We lit a candle and went around and each said what we were most thankful for and then went outside for our picnic style feast.

Thank you JK for a great thanksgiving!

Terea

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