It is the day before our Thanksgiving Break. My students have been working hard for me and I wanted us to just take a moment and reflect on what we like about Autumn.
So, on Tuesday, I had the kids work on a paper called "Autumn Five Senses". I had them write three things that Autumn TASTES like, SMELLS like, LOOKS like, FEELS like, and SOUNDS like. These didn't need to be sentences, just ideas.
Today, we took those ideas and created our Standing Tree of Thanks (I found them at Oriental Trading). On each leaf we wrote one of our ideas (for example: Autumn takes like dad's hot chocolate) and then used glue dots to affix the leaves to the tree.
The kids were very proud of their creations and I hope they are proudly displayed at their Thanksgiving dinners!