Thanksgiving is truly my FAVORITE holiday! There are not pressures of gift giving or costume creating. It is a time to celebrate friends, family, food, and gratitude for what we have instead of worrying about what we do not have. Each year my classes learn about the 1st Thanksgiving thanks to virtual fieldtrips provided by Scholastic. This experience helps to set the tone for our week of gratitude. We have spent this short week focusing our efforts inward and learning different ways we can show our gratitude to others. Some students wrote lists or essays about what and whom they are thankful for. Others drew pictures or asked to visit old teachers with whom they’ve made lasting connections to show their gratitude.
I have created a video to express my gratitude to the parents of my students. I am so very grateful for the time I get to spend with your children each day. I am so honored to be one of the many professionals that has a hand in shaping them into the adults they will become. I am especially thankful to all of you who came out to conferences this week so that I could meet and discuss your child’s progress with you. This was a record setting year for me in terms of parental attendance at conferences. Please take a few minutes to watch the video I created for you, the parents, as a way to express my thanks in entrusting your children to me each day. It is not an responsibility that I take lightly, and I thoroughly LOVE my job!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Mrs. Sinone and family