We had a short week and had some Thanksgiving fun in the Library. Kindergarteners enjoyed hearing Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer, Fifth graders compared our present day Thanksgiving to the first one using a famous painting and the visible thinking routine “Same, Same, Different,” and Sixth Graders went on an online scavenger hunt for information about Thanksgiving. One of their favorite facts was that turkeys can drown if they look up in the rain. But…..upon doing some internet research using our skeptical eyes, we discovered this to be an old wives tale and that by using credible sources we discovered that turkeys can have a) heart attacks when startled by loud airplanes or b) get wet in the rain and die of exposure or c) huddle together to get out of the rain an inadvertently smother each other.
Here’s hoping you enjoy your Thanksgiving (with or without turkeys). We have much to be thankful for.