Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Students learn about the history of Thanksgiving in school and sometimes there is a Thanksgiving presentation. Our reading buddies are in the Journey's program at our school. They are pre-kindergarten students; many are only four years old! Our pals invited us to help and watch their Thanksgiving Performance.
Before the show, we helped the young performers with their costumes. Four third graders worked as ushers who handed out programs to the parents in the audience. Ella assisted with the entrance. The Pilgrims, turkeys, and Wampanoags were excited to start their show.
Here they are lined up ready to begin!
Mrs. Cuevas introduced the presentation.
What a great pumpkin backdrop!
This little Pilgrim welcomed the crowd.
The audience enjoyed Thanksgiving fun facts, sensational seasonal songs, and it ended with a poem of gratitude!
The young performers enhanced the singing with clever gestures. A gesture is a movement that expresses an idea.
Leave a message for your Journey's buddy.
Remember, they are just learning to read.
It is okay to leave very short sentences.
It is okay to start your sentences the same way.
What was your favorite part about the presentation?