Whew! I just got back from a marathon furniture shopping session! Since our house fire in April we have been living in a rental house and using rental furniture (paid for by our insurance company). Since we plan on selling the house as soon as its fixed (they still haven't started construction due to insurance adjuster/contractor difficulties!) we decided to move onto the Army post. It makes my husband's commute much shorter and since he's the one getting up at 4:30am every morning he's really excited about it!
The only thing that was salvageable from the old house was our dining room table and chairs and our entertainment stand since they were hardwood. So we need a whole houseful of furniture and today I dragged my husband shopping and picked out a new living room set and a new bedroom set! We've got one more store to check before we settle on kids' furniture, but I was impressed by my husband's stamina - 3 hours of furniture shopping and he stayed engaged throughout the process!
My husband has the telltale military haircut and a nice couple approached us as we were shopping and asked if he was in the service. When he said he was they shook his hand and thanked him, and then me, for our sacrifices. It was such a lovely thing to do and so nice to hear that appreciation - especially for my husband who really takes our separations hard.
I've been thinking all day (multi-tasking: a teacher's secret weapon!) about Thanksgiving activities for my classroom. My kiddos are anxious to start producing Turkey related items but I hate doing "cute" things just for the sake of being "cute", you know what I mean? If anyone has some cute Thanksgiving crafts that sneak in other skills I'd love for you to leave me a comment showing me where to find them! I do have a craft that I had my kinders make last year with help from our 5th grade friends - they turned out beautifully, but of course I left my hard drive with pictures on it at work - oh well, something to look forward to on Monday, right?
In the meantime, I found these great turkey pictures from Jessica Weible Illustrations (thanks to Tanya at First Grade is Fantabulous for turning me on to her cute clip art!) and decided to make a few worksheets for my firsties to practice some of our skills while still getting a taste of Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy them!
Turkey Coloring Page Addition
Color by Word Family
I'm linking up with Mrs. Ayala's Kinder Fun for a: