No, I'm not going to pardon a turkey. I just want my students to start acting like one. What? I created a little turkey acronym for giving thanks and giving back to recognize those who have helped them (students/kids) and think of ways they can help each other.
|This is the poster set from Turn Into A Turkey.|
I had the opportunity to show second graders this acronym, present each letter, and then watch their little minds work when they designed their own letter. Seeing them realize what others have done, recognizing their own skills (or deficits), and self-reflecting is pretty cool. Watching this happen is one of the unmeasurable joys of teaching.
Outside my door we're trying to fill up the wall with our giving thanks and giving back ideas. Check it out...
An excellent book to read with you students is How Full is Your Bucket. It sets a great example on how our actions and words make a difference. The ideas portrayed fit the model of giving thanks and giving back.
Now for the FREE part!
You can download the POSTER SET at my TPT Store.
I've also created a full version with worksheets and journal for kids to create that ties it all together.
Now go out there and be turkeys this season.