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.