This is a short poem about Thanksgiving. The little poem talks about being grateful and being giving, and then is followed by a few questions that dig a little more deeply into this. The students are to also draw a simple picture. The challenge is a deliberate step in the direction of being more grateful and more giving either individually or as a class, as a family, or as a school. This kind of reflection and action is always in season!
We created a big, creative bulletin board that displayed the students' drawings of themselves as well as their ideas for sharing with others. We added pictures of them enacting their "Challenge Ideas," in addition to pictures and information about the recipient organizations and individuals. We loved to look at this board and remember how it warmed our hearts to share with others.
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create original poetry and music that support and enhance curricular content, celebrate holidays, stir imaginations, and help make meaningful connections to learning.