Since they do no have Thanksgiving in Germany, we decided that we would give them an idea of what American's do on Thanksgiving. Johni, Kelsey, and I taught an "I am thankful for..." lesson to third grade students at the elementary school that we are placed at in Werne. We explained what we do on Thanksgiving and why we celebrate this holiday.
We compiled a list of the students responses on the chalkboard. We practiced saying "I am thankful for..." Above, you can see the German translation ("Ich bin dankbar fur...").
Then students were given this turkey to complete. Students had to write one thing that they were thankful for on each feather. Then students had to follow the color by number style to color their turkey. We went over colors and the numbers.
Then students had to cut out the turkey pieces and then begin to assemble the turkey.
Many students did not know what a turkey looked like because they had never seen one. We don't have access to computers or Smart Boards at the school, so we did the next best thing. We drew a picture on the board with chalk.
Here are some of the finished products. I think that look amazing!
We also made a small Thanksgiving dinner at a friends house, but I will save that blog until Sunday night. Let's just say we had quite an adventure!