As we gear up for the holiday period, many teachers use different techniques to not only emphasize the importance of each special day, but also use the opportunity as a teachable moment. In Mrs. Donnelly’s second grade class at Indian Mills School, a Reader’s Theatre was used to learn about Thanksgiving.
The children worked cooperatively to make this a special event. A lot of hard work, sprinkled with endless smiles, produced an amazing array of costumes to make the play a truly special event. After the play the class had a big feast, just like the Native Americans and Pilgrims. The students learned so much and had a lot of fun.