Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving

Can you believe that next week is Thanksgiving?  It's my favorite holiday because it is a day that celebrates family, focuses on being thankful, and did I mention my love of pie. 



 What are you thankful for?   


46 comments:

  1. I'm thankful for having all the stuff we need like water and food and houses and beds and medicine and cars. And I'm thankful for celebrating it.

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  2. My favorite kind of pie is cherry with whipped cream. What is yours, Mrs. Levy? What is yours, Rae?

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  3. Thanks for the comments Emili!

    My favorite pie is peach or apricot, but I also love pumpkin and pecan.


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  4. I am thankful for my family and my friends who are my chosen family, like Mr. & Mrs. Levy and their son Max, as well as many other great people in my life. I am also thankful for the elections results :-)
    Mrs. McEvoy

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    1. What a wonderful comment, Mrs. McEvoy! I am very thankful for my friendship with you and Mr. McEvoy.

      I know you are not a big sweet eater, but what is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

      Fondly,
      Mrs. Levy

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    2. My favorite foods on the Thanksgiving table are the variety of side dishes that accompany the turkey!

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  5. Dear Mrs. Levy,

    I am your former student, Heather. I am now in Mrs. Yollis' class. We have a second and third split class. Have you ever taught a split class?

    Today we just wrote (I typed mine) what we are thankful for. My title was: "What I'm Thankful For" and I typed a paragraph including a topic sentence, two main ideas, three or four details, and a conclusion. We used to do that a lot in your class.

    I am thankful for four things. The first important thing I'm thankful for is my parents. The other thing I'm thankful for is Rocky (my dog). The second thing I'm thankful for is pumpkin pie, and the huge turkey with gravy on the top.

    Sincerely,
    Heather

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    1. Heather,

      I loved your comment. I'm thrilled that you shared your "thankful" paragraph, excellent use of transition words. To answer your question, I have never taught a split. How do you like it? Do you have any 3rd grade friends?

      One thing I am thankful for is having wonderful students like you. You make it so that I look forward to going to school every morning! I'm also thankful for pumpkin pie! Yummy! Is it your favorite?

      Fondly,
      Mrs. Levy

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    2. C♣llin and Se♣nNovember 16, 2012 at 9:24 AM

      Dear Mrs. Levy,

      Believe it or not we are in Heather's class. My friend Sean was not in your class, but we went to music together. Even though Mr. B is not here we are still having a great time in music class. Here is what we are thankful for.

      Sean is thankful for family and friends. For example, I'm thankful for Collin because he plays handball and basketball with me. Collin is thankful for his parents and his dog Tahoe.

      On Thanksgiving we both are always waiting for the delicious pumpkin pie.

      Sincerely,
      C♣llin your former former student and,Se♣

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    3. Awesome comments Collin and Sean.

      I liked how in your comment you gave details about what both of you are thankful for. I believe Mrs. Yollis says that's part of composing a "quality comment." Mrs. Yollis' video post on commenting.

      I am thankful that I work at such an amazing school with teachers, like Mrs. Yollis and students like both of you.

      Happy Thanksgiving! (Notice how I only put one exclamation mark, Mrs. Yollis taught me that.)

      Fondly,
      Mrs. Levy

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  6. I'm thankful for all of my family and friends that have supported me throughout my life. I'm thankful for all of the special occasions that I have been able to spend with my loved ones. I'm thankful for having a day in the year when I get to spend the day with my entire family and have a nice dinner.

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  7. I LOVE thanksgiving! Besides the delicious pie, turkey, and the beautiful colors during this time of year, I love thanksgiving most because I get to spend time with my family and make food with them! My brother is also coming back from college this thanksgiving. I am so thankful and lucky to live in an amazing community, have a great family, and have YOU guys as our pen pals!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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  8. Emili, my favorite pie is apple pie with ice cream! I love it! I'm very thankful for everything in my life. I am so lucky to be blessed with amazing friends, family, shelter, food, and everything that I take for granted everyday. Recently, I have been realizing all of the small things I don't appreciate and Thanksgiving is an great time I can give back to the less fortunate. I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!

    Love, Rae Burnstine

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  9. I'm thankful for my wonderful family, friends, and fun times that I've experienced throughout my life. I appreciate how much my loved ones provide and care for me. I'm also very thankful for all the amazing opportunities I've gotten in my life and that they keep coming! Lastly, I'm thankful for the occasion to eat some really good food and laugh with my family.

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  10. I am thankful for the things I get.

    Morgan

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  11. I am thankful for the people that we have like the guvrment.

    Sam

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  12. I am thankful for my mommy, house, daddy, sister, brother and grandparents. I am also thankful for chocolate. I have a sweet tooth. I like Thanksgiving too even though I actually don't like turkey. I do like pumpkin pie. I hope my penpal answers too.

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  13. I am thankful for friends and family. I am going to my cousins house for Thanksgiving.
    We will have fun eating good food and playing the wii.
    My favorite pie is Pumpkin Pie- mom's chocolate pudding pie is good too!

    I hope to see my pen pal Ian soon.

    Dylan

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  14. I am thankful for my loving family, incredible friends, wonderful quality of life, and so much more. It's amazing how there are so many elements in our lives that most of us tend to take for granted. That's why I love Thanksgiving. It's a time to cherish what we were blessed with and recognize what's most important in life.

    Have a great Thanksgiving and be sure to eat lots of yummy food! :)

    Danielle

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  15. Nic says: I am thankful for food.... for yummy food.

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  16. I am very thankful for such a loving family that is always there to support me. I'm also very lucky to have such a wonderful life and great opportunities. I hope everyone has wonderful and yummy thanksgiving!
    xoxo,
    Carly Berke

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  17. Im thankful for many things! I'm thankful for having such great friends and family who love me and care about me. Im thankful for living in a pleasant home. Im also thankful for food, because food is great:) I hope you all have a good thanksgiving filled with happiness and fun!<3
    -Eden

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  18. I am thankful for trees. They let us breathe. I am also thankful for mommy, daddy and my family.

    Your thankful student,
    Ty

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  19. Hayden (Ty's brother)November 19, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    I am thankful for mommies and daddies and brothers and sisters.

    Love,
    Hayden (Ty's little brother)

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  20. Jenna (Ty's sister)November 19, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Dear Mrs. Levy and class,

    I am thankful for family, friends and trees. I am also thankful for water and food. We are lucky to have plenty of both. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Warmly,
    Jenna (Ty's sister)

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  21. I am thankful for so many things in my life! We are so lucky to have water, food, shelter, and of course, family and friends. Without my family and my friends, I would not be the same person I am today. Thanksgiving is a holiday that I use to reflect on what I am thankful for, and try to appreciate the little things that we do not usually think about. I'm excited for Thanksgiving and hope you all have an amazing holiday!

    Love, Rebecca

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  22. Hi everyone! I am thankful to my family for providing me with support, care, and love. It's unfortunate to see people who don't have family. I would not be who I am today if it wasn't for my family's upbringing on me. Thanksgiving is a great way to give recognition to the things that are significant in our lives! It is also a good time to give back to the community.I hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving!
    - Ambika

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  23. Hi everybody!
    I am so thankful for the things we sometimes take for granted, like water, food, and a warm place to sleep every night. I am also very thankful for my wonderful family and friends who are such a blessing in my life! I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving!
    Love,
    Candice :D

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm am very thankful for many things! To start I'm thankful for having food, drink, and shelter! I'm also very grateful for the wonderful family and friends I have! I can't wait for the delicious meal! I hope everyone has a nice break!
    Love,
    Kelsey:)

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  25. Hey everyone!
    I am thankful for many things! I am thankful for my family, my friends, and so much more! I am so lucky to have a family that loves, supports and cares for me. My friends are so trustworthy, sweet, and fun to be around! I am lucky to be raised in such a privileged area and to have such an amazing academic experience in our district. And I happen to love the amazing food on Thanksgiving too! :) Hope everyone has a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving!
    Love,
    Evan :)

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  26. Happy Thanksgiving,
    I am thankful for snow, because you can do so many things in it, like snowboarding, sledding, and snowball fights. But especially snowboarding. I also love all the food I get to have on Thanksgiving and finding room for that one last piece of pie even though i know there is no more room in my stomach.

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  27. Hi everyone. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for my family, my amazing friends, my dog, spending the holidays with the people I love, having you guys as our pen pals, and every little thing in between. One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving has to be spending the day before cooking with my parents. Eating the food is so much more rewarding when you helped make it. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)
    -Ilana

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm thankful for my friends' and family's safety and health. I'm thankful for a lot of other things too, but if I wrote them all out this post would be really long! Anyway Happy Thinksgiving!
    Love always,
    Natalie

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  29. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for my family, friends, food, shelter, and education. I don't know where I would be without the loving support of my family and friends. Thanksgiving is a great holiday because you get to spend time with family and appreciate all that they do for you! I hope you had a great day!
    -Katie

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  30. I'm thankful for our wonderful teachers at school, my family at home, and my friends all around! Also, I'll be thankful if this comment actually posts!

    My favorite Pie is Pumpkin which I think fits the holidays~

    ~Thanks! Aya, Vladimir's pen pal

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  31. Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Even though the pie and turkey add to the holiday, my favorite part is spending time with my family. My grandparents and my uncle and his family live within about five minutes of each other. Because of this we always go to my uncle's house for the week of thanksgiving and everyone sleeps at either my uncle's house or my grandparent's house and goes back and forth between the two for the entire week. Does your family have any unique traditions?

    Allison( Sam's pen pal :))

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  32. Hi everyone! I love thanksgiving! I am so thankful for many wonderful family and friends! For thanksgiving my family goes to my grandmas house. I also love pie! I especially love pumpkin pie. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!

    ~Lily

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  33. Hi guys! I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons, but mainly for all the delicious food! Turkey and mashed potatoes are usually my favorite things that are on the table. I also love pumpkin pie with whipped cream! I am thankful for so many thing but mostly my family and friends. I don't know what I would do without them. Happy Holidays!

    -Seti Akhavan :)

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  34. Hi everyone. I hope that all of you had a great and happy Thanksgiving this past Thursday. Now I am thankful for everyone and everything that I have in my life. I am obviously most thankful for my family. I am most thankful for them because I would not be where I am in my life today if it wasn't for them. Once again I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and I hope to he from you soon.
    -Nathan

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  35. I am so thankful for so many things in my life. I have a wonderful family and friends that I would give up for nothing. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday and it comes at just the right time! For the holidays we get lots of presents , but we need to remember the little things and not take them for granted.
    -Kenna

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  36. Hi Nicholas its your pen pal Joe Guss. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because of the great food and the 50+ people that come over to eat! I am very thankful for my friends, family, health, and of course the food. Although it may sound weird, I am thankful for Thanksgiving because it gives me the chance to meet up with all the family and friends that I have not seen in so long and I get to spend the day with them. Thanksgiving is a great holiday and I look forward to it each year.

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    1. Joe,
      I am thankful for love. I spend time with my family on Thanksgiving. All our cousins and aunts and uncles and my grandpa come over and my mom cooks dinner. It's so much fun, all the cousins play together. Sometimes all the kids write and perform a Thanksgiving play for the grown ups. I love the turkey!
      Your Pen Pal,
      Nicholas

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  37. Happy Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving because it is a great reminder to not take anything for granted! I am thankful for many things but most importantly my family. I dont know what I would do without them.
    -Roman

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  38. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I am most thankful for my family. I wouldn't be able to accomplish a lot of things that I do without their help and support. They all mean a lot to me and I wouldn't trade my family for any other.

    -Jacob Colson

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  39. Dear Mrs. Levy,

    I'm thankful for shelter, food, and clean water. Did you know that the Pilgrims sailed the MayFlower in 1620? Why do you like Thanksgiving? I like that my whole family gets to come together. :)

    Mrs. Yollis' student,

    Abbey

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    1. Thanks for the comment Abbey. I also love getting together with family on Thanksgiving. Mr. Levy is a wonderful cook, so I also enjoy sitting down to the big turkey feast.

      It's hard to imagine what life was like for the Pilgrims in 1620, lots of hard work.

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