Thankful Five For Friday!

Friday sure comes around quickly on a short week.  That means that it's time to link up with Doodle Bugs for:

The kids worked really hard on their Native American dioramas and brought them home on Wednesday.  Here's a close-up of one of their creative creations:

I love how this student wrote Native American symbols in her mishoon (canoe).

We read more about Native Americans and Pilgrims in:

This is a great resource to check out (click on the picture to read more).  We learned more about the daily life of the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims.  After reading, there are activities to complete, including comparing the lives of these two groups. 

We also read Don't Throw Your Bones on the Floor (click here to download for free) by Lucille Recht Penner.  This passage was originally part of the MCAS test for third graders, and it's perfect to read at this time of year as it details the Pilgrims' eating habits.

My family came to my house for Thanksgiving. 

From left to right:  me; my sister, Nancy; my father; and my brother, Brendan. 
Also, please notice the delightful mug that my colleague and Secret Santa, Cheryl, gave me last year.

Today I cleaned up my house; went food shopping; went spinning;...The spinning teacher said that most people gain weight at Thanksgiving - some people can gain up to 10 pounds!  (that might be my husband; luckily, he doesn't read my blog so he won't see this comment).  Now I'll be trying to make good food choices which is not much fun after eating so much good food on Thanksgiving. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the link to the story, it looks great!

    Primary on the Prowl

  2. Hi, I just found your blog through the Doodle Bugs link up. I am so happy to discover another 3rd grade teacher blogger! Watermelon is my favorite fruit so you can only imagine how much I love your blog design!

    A LoveLi Class

  3. Oh Susan! How nice to see a picture of your family!


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