Monday, November 19, 2012

History of Thanksgiving and Giveaway

Turkey Day is almost here!
I always use Gail Gibbons book Thanksgiving Is to give my students background on Thanksgiving history and follow it with the short video clip below.

As luck would have it I have jury duty the day before Thanksgiving...something I'm not so thankful for.
I'm crossing my fingers I will call the night before reporting and it will have been cancelled.
But I am so very thankful for my blog followers and have a little giveaway in mind.
Enter for $10 to shop at Teachers Pay Teachers

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Find more great ideas on my Pinterest page or TPT store



  1. It's that most wonderful time of the year! So many bloggers, so many giveaways!
    Debbie Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  2. I love that Gail Gibbons book too! Great giveaway!

  3. I love Gail gibbons books, I think I have almost all of them. Happy thanksgiving.

  4. Love your blog!!!! Hope you jury duty is cancelled. Happy Thanksgiving!!


  5. Not a big fan of jury duty. Somehow I always get picked to go but never actually got "picked" as a jury member.

  6. What a generous giveaway! I only did Jury Duty once...when I was 21 (let's just say that was a while ago). It really isn't so horrible (mine was only about 4 days long). It's kind of an interesting experience. Hopefully you get an interesting trial. :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  7. Great Holiday, great giveaway, great blog. Good luck with Jury Duty. I got out of mine because the defendant's attorney didn't like me because I had a parent in my class that was a police officer! Go Figure! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Bobbi =^..^=

  8. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my new blog...I can't wait until mine is as good as yours! :) As for jury duty--I've never had it (knock on wood) but my husband did a few years back and had to be the jury foreman. He said it was pretty interesting.


  9. Oops...just realized I followed you and claimed to be "dmamec"...I forgot I changed to Meg Anderson...sorry.

  10. Luckily, I was out of the country when I was called for jury duty. My mom has been on a jury and said it was actually fairly interesting...but then again, we are in a small town!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  11. I've never had to do Jury Duty. Let me know how it goes in case I ever do! Sorry I'm not much help : ) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

  12. Being one of the higher numbered people makes you less likely to get picked, but it's not like you can control that...

  13. I have never had jury duty...but it doesn't seem fair to have duty and sub plans!

  14. I've never had jury duty, but my husband has. The thought of making sub plans "just in case" for days on end is not appealing at all.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Hello. I am your newest follower. Hopefully, your jury duty day will be cancelled. It's always easir being with the kids than planning for a sub and not being there. Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. TPT gift certificate is all I want for Christmas :)

  17. I love TPT and appreciate all the teachers that are willing to share their amazing creations.

  18. Happy Thanksgiving!! Fingers are crossed! :o)


  19. I suggest you take something with you to do while you wait! I haven't been in a while-always dislike getting that mail!

  20. I used to get called when I couldn't do duty (young kids, during the teaching year-yes they did have a box to check for teachers to get called in the summer!)
    I really want to serve now and two summers in a row, I got the notice, but my number has never been called.
    I would like the experience once (be careful for what I wish for, right!)
    Happy Holidays
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I hope jury duty went okay! I was called to jury duty on the first day of my summer vacation. I wasn't ever called and just sat there all day. The highlight of my day was when EMS came to tend to an elderly man who didn't feel well. He was okay! But, it did help pass the time! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  22. Jury duty ~ bring snacks!

  23. Last time I was called for jury duty I sat around all day in the most uncomfortable chairs ever and was never called. I did manage to get through two books that day that I had been wanting to read.

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  24. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely use these.


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