Sunday, November 3, 2019

Thankful Thoughts You Can Do

I can not hide my love for working with students. I was a classroom teacher for 14 years, after all! As a technology integration specialist, I don't work with students as much as I used to, but I am lucky enough to work with students at two elementary buildings. I'm even luckier that I am able to work with all their teachers, too! You could say these are two somethings that I am thankful for!

With November's arrival - my FAVORITE month - I was talking with a 4th grade teacher I collaborate with often. She was throwing out numerous wonderful ideas and we finally settled on a "short" activity I could do with her students. 

It's November, and the whole month is all about fall and Thanksgiving (at least here in America). I was inspired by this TWEET I saw by Tara Martin & Tisha Richmond. Loved it! But our students are only 4th graders, so rather than using social media, I created a Google Slide students can make a copy of and learn some Slides skills while creating a similar image. 

I'll have them share it with me & we can display them in the hallway. I could also opt to make a published Slidedeck that can be shared with the parents, too! So many options!

Are you interested? Here's what I created ... feel free to make your own copy & use it with your students. Click ↬ LINK.

Interested in other Thanksgiving related activities? Check out my Thanksgiving Wakelet collection (there might even be a Thanksgiving related song or two!)

Have a question or comment? Feel free to comment below, reach out to me on the socials (linked above right) or email me.


  1. Thanks for sharing, Sarah! This activity made my top 10 links for November 2019! ‎

    1. Thanks, John! I'm honored you included me - you put out and share out so many great things!

  2. Hey Sarah, I made a copy of your Thankful slide presentation (thanks John Sowash). I am wondering about the site Upsplash. Is it appropriate for elementary kiddos? I am always looking for new image sites that are age appropriate.

    1. As with any searching tool, we need to be cautious. I like Unsplash because it does allow us to use their photos & not be worried about the copyrights (it's always ideal to give credit anyway & Unsplash makes that easy, as well ... it's a copy & paste). I believe our time is well spent teaching our students how to do better searching - in fact that is what my recent blog is all about. (I also like the fact there is an Unsplash add-on for Google Slides!)