We are very close to leave to Europe, but Thanksgiving will be here among friends who are like family. Last Monday we went to a local farm with our hs group, and my husband joined in a beautiful weather day and a day full of fun for the children and grown ups alike.
You can see children reading the lovely map they give us at the entrance. They were fascinated with it for the simplicity yet the practicality of it.
Notice that we are all wearing short sleeve t-shirts. My daughter asked why do we have hot weather in November, and why doesn’t it rain here when it does in Galveston if we are in the same state. When I told you that the Fall is our Summer, I wasn’t exaggerating a bit. FINALLY we can go outside and not feel like a chicken roasting on the concrete.
At home we are enjoying a few Thanksgiving books we have. I don’t bother anymore trying to get any at the library, it’s almost impossible to get anything seasonal at the right season, so one summer we enjoyed How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, and once we come back from the trip, I’ll check it out again. It’s a dear book that falls into what we may call living math.
I found The Landing of the Pilgrims for 50 cents at the library shelves, but that’s a book we’ll read later, for now we simply have these two picture books we enjoy,
Over The River and Through The Wood is a book based in a song with lovely illustrations which alternate black and white with color. There are several versions of the song, here you have one of them,
The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern is a well written book that captivated my seven year old girl. And I can’t wait to get The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh that I bough from a friend who was selling books in our group.
My friend Heather has two Kate Waters books that I saw yesterday, and they look interesting, with realistic photos, a recreation of the pilgrim times.
I saw the first one in our last book sale for forty cents, sigh, and I did not pick it, but my friend Heather got it! So I can borrow it until I come across it for sale again, if I’m ever that lucky!
Do you have any Thanksgiving book favorites? Songs, poems? That’s my next thing to do, to browse our poem books and find Thanksgiving poems and maybe a favorite to memorize.