Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in enjoying the "fluff" of Thanksgiving - you know, the turkey, football, parade - and miss the heart of it, the true meaning. Come read my post about using the events in our lives today to deepen your students' understanding of the first Thanksgiving, centering on the themes of hardship, cooperation, and gratitude.
Then, because I always like to sneak in a little literacy learning across the curriculum :), here's a set of 3 Making Words activities. It's another way to reinforce Tier 2 vocabulary!
I hope you'll all enjoy a day of many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!