What are you thankful for?
The kids answered this question today by creating pocket books filled with things they are thankful for. First we defined thankful and brainstormed people, places, and things we were thankful for. The kids had some great ideas; everything from family members to earrings came up in our discussion.
I showed the kids how to fold and create a book with pockets. They drew and cut out things they were thankful for and put them in the pockets. The children worked hard to copy the phrase, “I am thankful for…” on their books as well as label their pockets by stretching out the words and writing the sounds they hear.
The kids really enjoyed this opportunity for creative self-expression. We also practiced being respectful listeners to our friends as they shared their book with the class.
Please ask your child to share their book with you!