Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (Reading Rainbow Book)As a tribute to Earth Day, I'd like to share this beautiful book, Giving Thanks.  This is a traditional Iroquois good morning message delivered at the beginning of each day and at special ceremonies. Passages include lines such as this,
"We give thanks to green grasses that feel so good against our bare feet, for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth's floor."

After reading, as a class or in partners, have students discuss what they are thankful for from Mother Earth.  Also, have students discuss how they will help to preserve Mother Earth.  In honor of Earth Day, have students record these on one sheet of paper per pair or triad.

Giving Thanks

Happy Teaching and Learning!

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1 comment

  1. Mrs. Parker, Thank you so much for your support. I couldn't find your email to send you a copy of the butterfly unit. Will you shoot me an email at

    Thanks again,



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