Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blog post 12

When I originally looked at this assignment I was a little freaked out. How was I going to create an assignment? I decided to stop freaking out and think about what I would have my students do in my class. I would like to teach K-3, so in honor of Thanksgiving, I decided to do my assignment for my specialty area on Thanksgiving and it's traditions. My assignment is as followed;

1. Watch History of Thanksgiving Day
2. Summarize what the video was about.
3. Tell us what's your favorite part of the holiday.
4. Write what you are thankful for this holiday season.

The Video, the history of Thanksgiving was about all the traditions that we take part in today. The video, starts with a little history of Thanksgiving and the docking of the Mayflower in present day Massachusetts. After the Mayflower arrived in the new country the colonist faced many hardships and most of the colony died that first year. The colonist didn't give up and their harvest was very successful and had a ceremony in honor of that, in which they gave thanks! The traditions that we have today involves football, shopping and eating. These traditions came through the years.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the time I spend with my mother and sisters cooking our Thanksgiving meal.

I have many things in my life for which I am thankful. I am thankful for my family and the time they we have with each other, nothing is more important than FAMILY!
picture of a cartoon turkey with a round body


  1. Hi Keely!

    I love the idea of doing a project about Thanksgiving. I think a lot of people lose focus on what Thanksgiving really means. You did a really good job on your blog, keep up the good work.


  2. Keely,
    I appreciate your ideas and the fact that you are planning on teaching Elementary students, but maybe you could have thought a little more outside of the box on this one. The options were pretty much limitless, especially with all the technology and the things we have been incorporating into EDM310 (especially after the example set by Ms. Cassidy), so it's kind of unimpressive to implement an unengaging video with moving pictures. This is not very progressive from the kind of classroom we have had for years. Education as a system is trying to grow and change to fit the 21st century of learners, and this is not an example of something that would help to move it forward.
    My goal was not to call you out, but merely to make you consider the level of creativity and innovation in a post where that was the implied aim.