Saturday, November 28, 2015

An Irish Thanksgiving

      This Thanksgiving has been much different from every other Thanksgiving I've had. 
     Since Thanksgiving is an American holiday, it was just another Thursday here; so we woke up and went to school. I was able to go around to all of the classes, explain the history of Thanksgiving, and traditions that take place. I ended each class by having every student say something they were thankful for. 
      My favorite answer came from a junior infant (preschooler). He was the first person to say what he was thankful for. I started by saying, "I'm thankful for my family." Then I called on the boy and he said, "I'm thankful...I'm thankful for the weekend." The teachers gave him a round of applause! It was hilarious! After saying what we were thankful for, the junior infants made hand turkeys. 
      Next, I went to fourth class to talk about Thanksgiving. After discussing the history of Thanksgiving, the students made turkeys and wrote things that they are thankful for on the feathers.

This was my example of how to make the turkey. Below are pictures of the students creating their own.

     After school, the girls and I went out to dinner to a nice restaurant called O'Malley's. When we finished our chicken (since they don't really have turkey here), we went to a pub that was having a live bluegrass band. It was a fun night! Although we were all missing out friends and family, we made the most of what we had! 

1 comment:

  1. We're thankful for you Sarah! Have fun and be safe! Miss you very much, Gracie, Lisa & David