Last week, two North Star students decided they wanted to create something to celebrate Thanksgiving that would include their whole school community.  I had an opportunity to catch up with these two community builders post- Thanksgiving to reflect on their efforts.

What inspired you to do this project?  My teacher reminded us of a turkey project we did last year for Thanksgiving when we were in Grade 2 and we wanted to do something bigger so that everyone could so it as a school.

What did you hope to achieve by creating your turkey project?  We wanted to create a realistic turkey.  First it looked a bit square but we fixed that and made a more stable platform so it would sit up.  We wanted it big enough so that people would share what they were thankful for and so the turkey would have a full set of feathers.

How do you think the project went?  We think it went well.  There are some things we might change for next year in the construction of it so his head would stay up higher, but we’re happy with how many people wrote what they were thankful for.

Below are just a few of the many, many feathers (things students, staff and parents are thankful for) adorning our turkey.

“I am thankful for my home.”

“I am thankful for games.”

“I am thankful for my family.”

“I am thankful for trees and water and for peace, love and harmony.”

“I am very thankful that I am alive.”

“I am thankful for my school.”

“I am thankful for my mom and dad.”

“I am thankful for ice cream.”

“I am thankful for my healthy family.”

“I am thankful for candies and Halloween.”

“I am thankful that we live in Canada.”

“I am thankful for wonderful teachers and staff.”

“I am thankful for my friends.”

“I m thankful for my beautiful wife and daughter.”

“I am thankful for having a nice day and school.”

“I am thankful that I can run again.”

“I am thankful for my family and my Grandma and Grandpa.”

“I am thankful that FaceTime was invented so that I can see my Dad.”

“I am thankful for my family and my hockey team.”

“I am very thankful we have electricity.”

“I am thankful for my family, my teacher and my class.”

“I am thankful I don’t have to walk miles to have a drink of water.”