Thanksgiving is coming!
We joined the Sunflower Class to hear Morah Lilli’s felt board Thanksgiving story and song. We learned that the Pilgrims lived in England and weren’t allowed to pray to their G-d so they went on a big boat called the Mayflower across the ocean to America. That’s where we live! When they got to America, the Native Americans helped them learn to grow vegetables. To thank them, they made a big feast.
Back in our classroom, we did some corn exploration. On our discovery table, there was a small bowl of Indian corn kernels that we counted, arranged in rows, and sorted into the cups of an egg carton. The children really enjoyed picking up each individual kernel of corn!! Great fine motor work!!
We also have a big sensory bin full of popcorn kernels that we love feeling, scooping, and pouring. It feels good to let them slip through our fingers.
At snack time, we tasted corn on the cob. We carefully pulled all the little strings off before we ate it. It was sweet and delicious!
We also talked about what each of us are thankful for.
Ash – “Our fish.”
Lauren – “Food.”
Lia – “A duck.”
Emily – “Apples.”
Ayalon – “My mommy.”
Maayan – “Ima.”
Uriel – “My blanket.”
Zachary – “Cheerios.”
Simon – “This tree!”
What beautiful weather we’re lucky to still be having!