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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thank God for hand turkeys!

Back in our college days we had a friend named Jeff. Jeff had a theory about education majors and his theory could be summed up in two words:

hand turkeys

Jeff thought that in Science for the Elementary Teacher we talked about the anatomy of a hand turkey, in Math for the Elementary Teacher we counted hand turkeys, in Music for the Elementary Teacher we learned songs about hand turkeys and of course in Art for the Elementary Teacher we made elaborate hand turkeys.

I spent many years trying to prove him wrong but this Thanksgiving I realized that he may have been right all along. It appears as if you can take the teacher out of the classroom but you can't take the hand turkeys out of the teacher.

Eden had fun assisting with the turkey treats for Thanksgiving dinner
and HopeAnne enjoyed making turkey treats for her siblings.
The turkey breakfasts are on me. Already sent one out to school with this big bird in her belly. Mr. Picky is enjoying as much bacon as I'll let him eat with a few bites of turkey belly and head in-between. The sleeping teens who don't have school will have to wait til noon or whatever time they finally wake up. Mr. College student? He's an education major. He can make his own turkey.

So here's my theory (which is a bit longer than Jeff's):

Whatever you do, whether it be making hand turkeys or solving algebraic equations about turkeys, or even finding a cure for turkey avian flu, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don't forget to be thankful for the teacher who taught you to make hand turkeys. And give special thanks to those mothers who never lost their love for hand turkeys!


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