A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting is one of my favorite books to read to students in November. I read it to grades Pre-K through 5th. My 4th and 5th grade students are used to me reading picture books to them. I always tell them, no one is ever too old to read a picture book.
In case you are not familiar with the story, Mr.
Sometimes the things we are afraid of, turn out to be not so scary, after all is said and done. The things we think will affect us dramatically turn out to be not quite so different than what we were hoping would happen. Most importantly the people who we think are our friends, are probably always going to be our friends, no matter what.
I love this time of year. Fall. Pumpkin and Caramel scents waft through in the air. Families are gathering together to enjoy food and fellowship with one another before the crazy holiday frenzy begins. This will truly be a year to reflect about what is important. Sometimes conversations can become a little heated. Common sense, humility and empathy should ultimately always prevail. Our differences are much smaller than our similarities and they always will be.