Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Tree" mendously Thankful and Samuel Eaton's Day

Hello Everyone!
It's that time of year!! We are thankful for so much!  I'm not sure why we wait until this month to express our thanks, it seems as though we should be thankful every day! In first grade we are "tree"mendously thankful and tonight I want to share three things!
I know everyone does something similar around this time of year, but I still wanted to share! The kids wrote what they were thankful for on a leaf shape, cut it out, glued it to a piece of fall colored scrapbook paper and then trimmed around leaving a colored border.  We had our sweet room moms make trees for us out of scrunched paper and we attached the kids' leaves.
Simple and Sweet!

The kids also started the placemats that they will use at our annual Thanksgiving feast next week  Again, being thankful is the focus.  I am so thankful for kids who work hard, never give up, and always give their best! After writing the little poem, they made the cute little turkeys from hands and feet! Darling!!!

The last thing tonight is a response to the "Sara Morton's Day" unit I posted last night.  Almost immediately I got e-mails about the companion book, "Samuel Eaton's Day" and whether or not I had anything on that.  Well, here it is!  A very similar mini unit on character analysis for Samuel Eaton. Hope this helps round out your studies!!

Before I close down tonight, I do want to say how thankful I am for the many blessings in my life. I am so blessed to have a sweet husband and two amazing sons. They are constantly teaching me how to be my best! Thank you to my guys!!

I am also so blessed to have my mom so close by!  She is such an inspiration to me! My first teacher!
 Thanks, mom!!

Thanks for hanging with me tonight as I rambled
 on and on. 
Stay tuned for more Fall fun!
Don't forget to let those around you know how much you appreciate and are thankful for them!!



  1. Happy Thanksgiving Nancy!
    You have a beautiful family!
    I am thankful for you, my teaching friend. You share from the heart on a daily basis and through knowing you,
    You has picked up my teaching by leaps and bounds!

    1. Sorry for the typo...
      You have SPICED up my teaching by leaps and bounds! You are such a gracious teacher Nancy! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  2. I wish I had been in your class as a child!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas and lessons. You are greatly appreciated!



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