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Merging Memoir Writing Month & Thanksgiving in the Classroom

November 17, 2015

November is National Memoir Writing Month, and it also happens to be home to the popular Thanksgiving holiday as well! As you plan for tons of fun ways to learn about giving thanks in the days leading up to this delicious holiday, why not try incorporating both national celebrations in one writing lesson? Here’s what we’re thinking…


Who or what are you most thankful for and why? Students should explain the person or thing that they are most thankful for in intricate detail. Then, they must share a story, or a short memoir about that person or thing, showing what makes the student grateful to have them or it in their life.

Can you recall a time when you felt thankful? Have your students begin by identifying a small moment in time where they felt thankful for something. Ask them to describe the moment in detail to convey their feeling of thankfulness to the audience.

What was the best Thanksgiving you ever had? Brainstorm as a group about what makes Thanksgiving great. Then ask your students to reflect on past Thanksgivings with their families and friends and identify the best thanksgiving they can recall. Ask them to describe it and tell us which small details helped make that specific Thanksgiving stand out.

Here at Nickerson Corporation we’re thankful to be able to provide quality classroom furniture solutions to schools in the New York and New Jersey areas for 60 years and counting! We’re lucky to call some of the industry’s leading manufacturers our partners, and are happy to have the opportunity to offer products that are comfortable, reliable and flexible to ensure that students get the most out of their educational experience.

While your students are busy writing personal Thanksgiving memoirs, take a glance around your classroom and see how your furniture is holding up. If you feel your classroom furniture is out-dated or worn down call us at 631-666-0200 to learn more about the products and services that we offer!