Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Greece, I always thought that is is a really great custom and it's really a pity that we don't have something like that in Greece.
So this year now, that I actually have many children in my classes I decided to do something about it!
Of course I couldn't stand on the "religious" ideas of the day, so my project was based mainly on food and the idea of being thankful...
I used some handouts from http://www.onestopenglish.com - they have wonderful stuff about anything you can imagine about the food part ( children also expressed themselves about family gatherings and eating traditions/habbits)
The next step was making a poster with Thanksgiving pictures and students wrote the reasons they are thankful. I couldn't believe in my eyes that my pupils could think of such wonderful things to say.
Here is some of their work:
" I am thankful because I have got food to eat, water to drink, home to live and the affection from my parents"
"I'm thankful because I am healthy and I have got family and lots of friends"
"I'm thankful because my family loves me and helps me"