Sure, kids can talk all day -- but can they COMMUNICATE?
Here's a great little PowerPoint (with a slide-by-slide script) to help students learn what it takes to participate in a class discussion effectively.
The goal is for students to brainstorm what makes community helpers thankful during the workday. For example, a baker may be thankful for fresh ingredients,
utensils, an oven, comfortable shoes, hungry customers, and so on!
(Suggestion -- you've GOT to start this minilesson with Eileen Spinelli's cute new book THANKFUL! It's just perfect!)
Helpers include chefs, delivery workers, medical workers, police officers, construction workers, and fire fighters.
There's a culminating slide to show what ALL of the workers are thankful for -- and there's even a "thank you" song with sign language. An exit ticket completes the resource as an assessment piece.
This minilesson leaves everyone with a grateful outlook on life -- and the tools to communicate it to others!