In class, I explained about people traveling to be with family and the holiday events – watching the Macy’s parade and football on television, and the big meal. I gave them a typical menu for the big dinner from my family and a few recipes, including the stuffing I made.
We had a mini history lesson about the first Thanksgiving and I gave them a Thanksgiving crossword puzzle that wasn’t too difficult.
The vocabulary lesson was a bingo activity. We had already gone over the words, all having to do with Thanksgiving. The first time I called out the words, as written on the cards. After that I gave a description of the word (such as the month of Thanksving – November; the popular bird meat served – Turkey). I brought buttons to use as markers and gave sticker strips as prizes. The bingo cards came from a website where you can design your own cards. I had some extra cards so they could change for a card that might be luckier if they wanted. I think they liked the vocabulary lesson.
More snow has fallen. These pictures were taken out the back window.