Show and Tell Tuesday Thanksgiving Ideas

I love this fun link-up!  This month is focused on Thanksgiving and you will get lots of great ideas for school and home!  

Being a mom and a teacher, I find that I put myself last.  Something I've tried really hard to implement in my life is Gratitude 365.  It is an online journal where you can keep track of daily gratitudes.  I love linking pictures to my posts, so later when I look back, I have a visual memory of my day!

Students can use tickets they earn in our positive behavior program and buy "Reward" work stations. One favorite "Reward" work station that students love to pick are detailed coloring sheets.  Carisa has some great sheets available on her blog!
Thanks to Dawn at Cupcakes and Tiaras I now have a delicious easy to make pumpkin pie recipe to bring to school when we have our staff Thanksgiving feast!

  • 8 oz brick of cream cheese (I use Kraft Philadelphia), softened
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tub of COOL WHIP (8 oz), thawed and divided
  • 1 premade 8 inch graham crumb crust (bought or make your own)
Step 1:  Beat the cream cheese, canned pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
Step 2:  Gently stir in 2-1/2 cups of the thawed COOL WHIP.
Step 3:  Spoon the pumpkin cheesecake mixture into the pie shell.
Step 4:  Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
Step 5:  Serve topped with the remaining COOL WHIP.
Dawn has lots of great ideas for cooking, crafts, and organizing your home!!


  1. That pie looks delicious! I'm so ready for Thanksgiving! I really like the idea of a reward station too. Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  2. I wonder what pumpkin cheesecake tastes like. I am thinking about trying your recipe, but I would have to eat the whole thing myself. My husband won't touch anything with cream cheese and he is not a fan of pumpkin.

  3. I think your Reward Stations are a great idea! I especially love the Thanksgiving coloring pages!

    Chevron and Crayons

  4. That looks yummy. I tell ya, you can do a million things with pumpkin... like add it to anything. Thanks. Kathleen


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