Some teachers see the days before Thanksgiving as a wash; half the kids are absent and you don't want to reteach content for dozen out of twenty-five kids. Instead of putting in a DVD, consider writing a toast.
This double-sided worksheet
has students brainstorm the main points to hit upon (who will be present? What good things have happened this year? What are they looking forward to?) and then gives them space to write some brief thanksgiving wishes.
Turn it into a two-day activity by having students stand up and share their toasts with the class.
Having a class party? Fill up cups with sparkling cider and juice to raise at the end of each toast.
This sheet is great for a Public Speaking
class. And as thanks to my followers, it's free
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