There’s no shortage of gratitude in Lisa Galindo’s third grade class at Provo Peaks Elementary as her students work hard on multiple projects that help express their thanks.
With Veterans Day just a few days ago and the upcoming holiday, these third graders realize they have a lot to be thankful for. To show their gratitude for those who serve our country, the students write letters to the veterans thanking them for their courage and sacrifice.
The students also work on creating thankful cornucopias and a class thanksgiving turkey. For the cornucopias, the class colors and cuts different food items out of paper to place inside it. On each food item, the students write one thing they are grateful for. When complete, their cornucopias will be filled to the brim with gratitude. Similarly, each student also writes one thing they are thankful for on a single feather. On the feather, the students elaborate and give reasons as to why they are thankful for that certain thing. When finished, the third graders can place their feather on the turkey that sits at the front of the class.
Galindo explains how important it is for her students to take a little time each day to think about how blessed we all are. For the month of November, their artwork will hang in the classroom to remind them of this special season.