School Newsletter Template: Thanksgiving

Dr. Kara Stern
2 min read
Smore mascot holding a pumpkin.

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to teach students key values and communication skills, like how to give thanks and express gratitude!

Thanksgiving itself is an interesting study in communication — how a holiday gets articulated over time — and the first article in our Thanksgiving School Newsletter Template explores the history of the holiday. It’s a great read & it’s followed by a blog post with ideas about how to teach the history of the commemorative day rather than the myth.

This should give you plenty of ideas for the lead-up to the holiday!

Make room for a gratitude wall.

It wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving template without a section on gratitude. So, next up you’ll find activities and ideas for how to express thanks for one another, and for the many gifts in our lives.

Plus, we’ve included a charitable activity that works for pretty much any age group, and will bring a little light to those who are alone on the holiday.

Celebrating with a School Newsletter

Lastly, we celebrate you, the educators! That feeling of freedom you get when you leave school for the Thanksgiving long weekend, amirite?! To add to your holiday, we’ve got some awesome recipes for side dishes, for cocktails, and a playlist to keep you inspired while you cook.

Have a festive, delicious, joyous, happy Thanksgiving 🍂.

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Dr. Kara Stern

Dr. Kara Stern began her career as an ELA teacher, then shifted into administration as a middle school principal. Dr. Stern is a fervent advocate for equitable communication and family engagement. She spent five years as Executive Director at Math for America, where she designed the professional learning community that exists to this day. An unexpected move to Tel Aviv launched her into the world of EdTech where she became the Director of Education Content for Smore and then the Head of Education Solutions at SchoolStatus. Outside of work, she indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.

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