We lived in San Antonio, Texas for 12 years and we enjoyed the miracle that are Bluebonnets. The first year we were in Texas I did not understand the fuss, until I drove the highways and saw what was lining them. Each year in the spring I would read this story and discuss with my class as the Bluebonnets made their appearance. Now that I have returned north I find this an equally wonderful story for Thanksgiving.
I begin with the included Vocabulary cards. You can present and discuss this with your students so they have an understanding of these words and their meaning prior to reading the story.
Then read the story This is a beautiful story of a girls selfless behavior for her people. What does that mean? How difficult or easy do they think that was for her?
I have included two sets of questions, one for First and one for 2nd or 3rd grade depending on your students. After the story, students will answer the questions.
Also included you will find two ABC word order sheets as well as a final activity which asks students to think about which of their possessions they would give up and why? They will draw and then write about it on a second page you can run back to back if you choose.
This story allows you the opportunity to discuss with students what it means to be a family. What are the things we would do for family and provides students the chance to perhaps think about what they think is important. How does that match up with our families?
I hope you enjoy this activity and have great discussions with your students about the little girl, She Who is Alone and her doll.