To Feast or Not to Feast

Thursday, November 15, 2012
I have 1 day until break...yep.  That's it... so we in first grade at my school DO NOT have a feast.  Although we do dress up really cute like pilgrims as you will see in the following pictures.  Does that make sense?!?! 
The kinder team has a feast so we have never had one.  We have done Johnny Cakes, made candles, carved soap, etc.  But no feast.  Do you have a feast?  I'm curious how other schools  learn /celebrate /find  a way to have another party without really having one 
 ( offically speaking I mean of course )
We dressed up and took some pics.  I spent the entire afternoon discussing pilgrims.  We did a venn diagram, watched a cute Snoppy Mayflower video ( Shh!  Don't tell the curriculum police though ), a chore sort and a note taking page.  Geesh!  Writing it down it sounds like A LOT but they did awesome!  Here are some pics of our day. 
Oh - I'm so pinning the one with this little girl in it. She told me her hat was her dad's t shirt sleeve --- she was like oh my gosh Mrs. Moore my dad didn't know what to do for a hat so he just got some scissors and cut his sleeve off his shirt just like that, can you believe it?  SOOO stinkin' cute that girl!!!!!

dressing up for a Thanksgiving/ Mayflower celebration in first grade

Check out his tin foil buckles on his belt and shoes people - how creative is that mom?!?

Here is the cutie patootie with the sleeve bonnet.
dress up like a pilgrim - thanksgiving in the classroom

Of course I had to get in on the actions too.  For those who don't know me that well - I LOVE dress up days.  I will find any reason to dress up.  For some reason I always make it in the yearbook for dress up days...go figure! LOL
first grade - Thanksgiving feast

Here's my entire get up - see told you I love dressing up..

thanksgiving fun in the clasroom

Here we are working on our Venn comparing Long Ago and Now

comparing then and now - thanksgiving in the classroom

thanksgiving lessons and ideas for the classroom I am reading a story.
Did I mention we had a BUSY day - Oh and I had a teacher in there doing observation hours too --- Whew!  Is it Friday yet?!?!  Anywho back to the original question - Do you have feasts?  Happy Turkey Day y'all!!!!!


  1. How cute are their lil getups! The tinfoil is uber creative! Would be a perfect Halloween costume. Hope you are putting that mom to work in your class ;) Thanks for sharing and Happy Turkey Day Vicky!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  2. Great photos! Looks like you all had a fun time.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message... now I have found you too and I am so lucky! Your blog is darlin, as are your dress up pictures.

    I'm your newest follower.

    Granny Goes to School

  4. I love all the cute costumes! We don't have an official celebration for Thanksgiving just a lot of Thanksgiving themed activities! :) I am your newest follower!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  5. Hi Vicky,
    Love all your pictures, it looks like you all had a great day! I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  6. So adorable! I love to dress up and I think you and I would get along fabulously. ;) Super adorable. I will be doing this next year for sure! I am your newest follower and I think you have terrific ideas. Hop on over to mine sometime.
    Cruz'n in First