CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

1- The grateful alphabet

Students write an alphabetical list of things for which they are grateful for. They can include important things, people, or places in their lives.

2- 10 things for which I am grateful

Students think about those special things for which they are grateful for and organize them numerically from 1 to 10. 

For example, I am grateful for 1 ticket to the football game that my father gave me. I am grateful for 2 brothers that I have, etc.

3- My grateful name

Students write one thing for which they is grateful for each one of the letters of their names. Then they explain the reason for each word they chose.

Example: Diego

Dios

Inglés

Español

Gato

Oportunidades

4- Your grateful name

Students write one thing for which they are grateful for each one of the letters in the name of a special person. Then they explain the reason for each word they chose.

5- The grateful tree

In the classroom´s wall students make the trunk and branches of a paper tree. The leaves are made with green paper. Students write things for which they are grateful on the leaves until the branches are filled. The day before Thanksgiving there is a celebration where each leaf is read.

6- The rainbow of thanks

Each color will represent a specific theme for which each student is grateful. So red will be friendship, green family, etc. Students will create a rainbow by writing their messages in different colors.

7- My list of achievements and opportunities

Each student will write a list of 10 achievements and/or opportunities they have had in their lives.

8- Game: We are grateful

Groups of 3 or 4 students. The teacher proposes a topic and each group should write something related to that topic for which they are grateful.  You can give points according to how many words each complete sentence has..

Example:

The teacher says the topic: The school.

A group writes: We are grateful for our Spanish class with Sr. Ojeda = 10 points for 10 words

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