Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, but the history of the holiday is complicated and often misunderstood. Based on the book “1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving”, Lower Elementary had a chance to discuss what actually took place during the time that would come to be known as Thanksgiving. We acknowledged that the modern holiday can be a time of coming together, it can also be a painful reminder of a messy time in our country’s history.

We like to use Thanksgiving as a time to express our gratitude and give thanks. We created a thankful tree in our classroom where students could post things they are thankful for. In addition, we created and posted signs for the amazing cleaning crew that takes care of our classroom after school hours. 

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