Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States. They celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
Over the last two weeks our students at IES Dos Mares, have enjoyed learning the origins , traditions and history of this celebration. Marah, our American language assitant has explained how it is celebrated nowadays and, of course she has included in her explanations the point of view of Native Americans.
The SELE department at the school, together with The Departments of English and Art, decided to seize this opportunity to nourish and deepen our student’s gratitude awareness We asked them to reflect on their everyday blessings. I have to say that it has been really touching to see how they feel happy when they acknowledge the goodness in their lives. We tend to take our greatest blessings for granted and being able to stop and cultivate our gratitude definitely makes us better people.
Students have created flags counting their blessings, and these flags have been joined together in colourful garlands that today decorate the lower floor of our school. It looks absolutely beautiful!!!
At IES Dos Mares. we are grateful for having such enthusiastic students and hardworking teachers. And, of course we give thanks to Marah for being a brave woman and for coming so far from home to help us and our students.