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Inside High Five November 2017

Read “Thanksgiving with New Friends,” our dual-language story, to your child. Then, discuss the family gatherings you have coming up!

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather. Many times, you try new foods or meet new people during the holidays. Enjoy this flamingo and stork family gathering as you learn phrases in English and in Spanish.
Thanksgiving with New Friends

New friends, new foods, new fun!

The flamingos have invited new neighbors for a meal. Will they like the same foods? Will they talk and have fun together? Ya veremos…we’ll see!

Extend the Fun

1. Chat about the Future

  • The flamingos are having company. What are some things you do when you are planning for company to arrive?
  • The birds are going to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal together. What is your Thanksgiving meal like?
  • The bird families have a hobby in common—enjoying time at the lake. What are some things you have in common with your neighbors and friends?

2. Practice our Spanish words

  • Read through the story a few times and repeat the Spanish phrases together.
  • Now, read through another time and pause. Can you remember any of the Spanish words?
  • Use the Spanish words for thank you and you’re welcome for the rest of the day. Regularly remind your child of these phrases.
  • Deliciosio means “delicious.” Make something yummy together and use the word often!

3. Boost learning, skills, and development

  • Look up flamingos and storks on the Internet or look at the pictures in the story. What are some things that are the same about the two types of birds? What are some things that are different?
  • Do some counting together: How many flamingos are in this story? How many storks? How many birds in total? How many beaks? How many wings?

4. Talk about feelings

  • How do you feel when you are getting together with someone new?
  • What kind gestures did the birds show each other? (Opening the door, bringing food to share, smiling together, talking, giving hugs.)
  • Tell about a time you made a new friend.
More activities to share
  • Prepare place cards, a recipe, or another welcoming item for an upcoming gathering.
  • Do a kind gesture for a neighbor this holiday season.
  • Make a list together of all the things you are thankful for. Draw a picture of one of the things from the list.
  • Teach someone else some of the Spanish words you learned from the story!

How many times a week does your child participate in structured after-school activities—at school or elsewhere?

Parents Talk Back
How many times a week does your child participate in structured after-school activities—at school or elsewhere?
Once or twice a week.
36% (25 votes)
Three or four times a week.
21% (15 votes)
My child has activities every day, Monday through Friday.
16% (11 votes)
My child doesn’t participate in activities right now.
27% (19 votes)
Total votes: 70