Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Thanksgiving Journey!

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? 



18 comments:

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    Dear Ava,

    You were the perfect chef, AND your chef costume was cute on you. My favorite part was when you were singing all the wonderful Thanksgiving songs. You were amazing and cute. I'm very proud of your class and I'm proud of you, the most! You are the best buddy ever!

    Your reading buddy,
    Asha

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  2. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I am so excited about the cold weather coming our way. This week has already started getting cooler a bit and I can't wait for it to be Winter. My favorite part of cold weather is getting warm and cozy in my comfy bed and snuggling with my stuffed animals and pillows. Also, I love wearing warm, comfy clothes such as warm coats, UGG boots, and furry socks. I love all the pretty colors of the leaves and during the holidays I love to go see all the houses in my neighborhood decorated with lights.
    Although, I do miss Summer and going to the beach, but I am still joyful about Fall and Winter. Another part that I adore is the holidays! The holidays are absolutely my favorite part of the cooler season because I GET PRESENTS! I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. What's your favorite part about Fall and Winter?

    Coldly,
    Kayla :]

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    1. Anastasia (Aryana's Aunt)November 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

      Dear Kayla,

      I'm happy about the change of seasons, but not so much about the long, cold winter coming our way.

      This morning I woke up and looked out my window and saw SNOW, lots and lots of it! It arrived last night while I was sleeping, and it was a big surprise, I must say.

      This morning, we put on warm snow boots, scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters and heavy winter coats, and then we went outside. While we were outside, we shoveled some of the snow away from the sidewalk and brushed off the car so we can see out of the windshield. Brrrr, it was cold!

      So, to answer your question, my favorite part of winter is looking at it from a window (while I am inside).

      It is 25 degrees here today, and the sun is shining. What is the temperature there today?


      Sincerely,
      Stasia

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    Dear Reading Buddies,

    I loved your Thanksgiving presentation! All of you are very good singers. The costumes were great. My favorite part was when you sang the song with the chef.

    What was your favorite part?

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

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  4. Dear Reading Buddies,

    I loved your Thanksgiving presentation.I really liked when the Pilgrims talked loud and clear in the microphone .Not just the Pilgrims did well but everyone did a fantastic job.I thought getting them dressed was a responsible job.I also liked all of the songs.

    When is the next time you can preform for us and the parents?

    Sincerely,
    Sean

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  5. Dear Marcos,

    You did a great job as a Pilgrim. I thought you were the loudest one singing. I enjoyed the performance. The best part was the song about playing like an Indian.

    Today, my mom's third class performed a play about Thanksgiving called "The Turkeys Go On Strike". I wish I could have seen it.

    Your buddy,
    Derrick

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  6. Dear Scarlett,
    You were so good! I liked that you sang every song loud and clear. I hope you can do another show for my class.
    Your buddy,
    Leah

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    Dear Rachel and super- cute buddies,

    I loved your performance, AND you were cute as always. Rachel, you did a fantastic job as Thanksgiving day. I thought you all were awesome. Unfortunately, Arena will not be here tomorrow, SO I will only be here tomorrow. In class today we made pumpkin bread, SO you might see all of the pumpkin bread we made. If you don't that's okay. I am so exited that you are coming tomorrow. I saw it was your birthday on the Thanksgiving play and I would like to say happy late birthday.

    What was your favorite part? Did you like your lines? Can you still remember your lines? Can you still remember my name?
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    Sincerely,
    Aryana

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  8. Dear Shayna,

    Your performance was so cute! You tried so hard. I love how your class sang to the beat, danced and moved, spoke in the microphone, and you didn't have stage fright. It was a perfect performance. I bet you had a lot of fun, AND you enjoyed singing in front of your families and us. I don't have a favorite song, ALTHOUGH I liked the song Grinding Corn.

    Your buddy,
    Ruby
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    1. Dear Shayna,

      I'm Ruby's mom and she told me what a great job you did! She also loves having you as her journeys buddy and looks forward to seeing you every week.

      Your buddy's mom,
      Judy (Ruby's mom)

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  9. Dear Gwyneth,

    Your performance was so adorable! You we're so cute at your performance and I think you tried your hardest and you did amazing! You are so adorable just the way you are and I am so joyful to have you as my reading buddy! I bet you had lots of fun and enjoyed singing in front of your family and my class. You are an amazing performer!

    Your reading buddy,
    Kayla :]

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  10. Dear Logan,

    You did such a great job in the show. My favorite part of the play was when you read the turkey intro.

    Your buddy,
    Troy

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  11. Dear Benny,

    You were a Indian.Am I right? I liked how you participated in the hand motions.I would love for you to teach me those songs because I heard you loud and clear.I would love for you to do another play like that.See you every Friday.We were in luck this week because we got to already see you at your Thanksgiving play.We will also get to see you today.

    Would you like to do another show for us? Do you know what participated means?

    Your buddy,
    Sean

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  12. Dear Wyatt,

    You did a great job on stage. My favorite part was when you talked on the microphone. You looked so cute on stage.

    Sincerely,
    Nicholas♔

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  13. Dear Benny,

    You were an Indian. Am I right? I liked how you participated in the hand motions. I would love for you to teach me those songs because I heard you loud and clear. I would love for you to do another play like that. See you every Friday. We were in luck this week because we got to already see you at your Thanksgiving play. We will also get to see you today.

    Would you like to do another show for us? Do you know what participated means?

    Your buddy,
    Sean

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  14. Dear Preston,

    You did a awesome job on your presentation.
    I am so proud of you. I like how you did the hand motions.
    Did you like the show? I hope we get to do a show like that.

    your buddy,
    Liron

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  15. Dear Collin,

    Your Thanksgiving show was fantastic.You did a great
    job singing all the songs perfectly and I loved your cute chicken costume. I am so proud to be your reading buddy and, your friend.

    Warmly,
    Kiano

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  16. Dear Lily,

    You did great in your show. You did great on your singing. I loved all the songs that you did and I liked the hand motions that you added. What was your favorite song? Would you like to do another show like you did? I am so proud that I am your reading buddy!

    Sincerely,
    Sydney

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