Monday, November 25, 2013

Albuquerque is a turkey


Presenting Albuquerque the turkey. One little girl told her mom and grandma that it was not a Turkey but a Querque, and if they didn't believe her then they could just ask Ms. Linda. I taught them a song about Albuquerque. I said, "Don't sing AlbaTURKEY, his name is AlbuQuerque."
The purpose was to see if they all had the hard C/K sound developed in their speech yet.

 The children twisted tissue paper and stuck it on our bird for feathers. Then, we did a food drive. It is never too early to teach children about helping those less fortunate. We talked about how the Native American Plains Indians had to hunt for buffalo when they wanted to eat or have clothing etc. because there were no stores.

I explained that even though we have stores now, there are some people who can't afford food. They need some, so we call them "needy", and we asked the children to bring non-perishables. When  parents walked in with a bag of canned goods or muffin mix, I stopped them and told them to allow their children to deposit the food in the box, so they could feel a part of the sharing.

Today we sorted all of the 125 items. We had more cans of soup and tuna, lots of fruits and vegetables, pastas and more. Not a bad donation form 19 students. I am proud of them. Tomorrow the people from the food pantry will come and haul it away.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

13 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You continue to impress me with your teaching and mentoring skills. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Linda.

Sioux said...

Linda--Albuquerque is quite stuffed, which is fitting, since he's a turkey.

I hope you and Bill have a great Thanksgiving.

Val said...

To borrow a line from my husband, who I caught conversing with his new auction bird two years ago..."Who's a big fat turkey?" In this case, Albuquerque.

Bookie said...

Never too young to learn about thinking of the other guy. Good for you! My kids' grade school used to it but "winners" got a party. I never liked that....thought the giving should be its own reward.

Sleet and snow this morning! Guess you know how I felt to see that! Now just cold....and more cold. Turkey Day will be a cold one this year! Enjoy your holiday...and free days.

Susan said...

Linda, that was a wonderful project! Congratulations. The little ones learned a lot, I'm sure.

Thanks so much for your sweet visits. Love them. Susan

Shelly said...

What terrific things they've learned from this. And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Weekend-Windup said...

You have taught a wonderful lesson for the children for Thanksgiving. Great work. Kids made paper turkey looks bright with bright colors.

River said...

Thank you for reminding me! I need to buy a load of non-perishables and take it to the distribution centre in the city.
I love the AlbaQuerque

Janet, said...

Linda, how nice! The children's turkey is quite stuffed. Happy
Thanksgiving to you and your class of little ones!

K9friend said...

A timely message indeed. Hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving, Linda!

Pat
Critter Alley

Daisy said...

You have such great ideas! Love the turkey that your class made. Happy Thanksgiving, Linda!

thisisme said...

You are such an inspirational teacher, Linda. I'm sure all the little ones love you, all these wonderful ideas that you keep coming up with.

Debora said...

Thanks for helping teach kindness and compassion...and giving! You are a great teacher!