Thanks is for Giving Thanks

Adele Leeds

This week’s letter is H.

We’ll make houses ( using colorful circles, squares, triangles, rectangles and diamonds) and horses and use hearts for number review (1-15)and one-to-one correspondence.
We’ll begin talking about Thanksgiving: why and how we celebrate and all the people and gifts we are thankful for.
We’ll make thankful turkeys and read Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks (Margaret Sutherland).
Look for our Thanksgiving poem ( illustrated by the children) and ask your child about our turkey poem/ fingerplay and our silly turkey song!

Thanksgiving poem
First we give thanks for
The food we are given.
Then we give thanks for
The houses that we live in.
Then we give thanks for
The sun that shines above.
But mostly we give thanks
For the people that we love!

Five Little Turkeys
Five little turkeys standing at the door
One waddled off and then there were four!

Four little turkeys sitting near a tree
One waddled off and then there were three!

Three little turkeys with nothing to do
One waddled off and then there were two!

Two little turkeys in the morning sun
One waddled off and then there was one!

One little turkey better run away
For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!

We’ll practice making upper and lowercase Hs, sixes and sevens.