The children enjoyed hearing the story of Thanksgiving, how the Pilgrims came over from England to America on a vey big boat called the Mayflower. Funny how learning about Thanksgiving came when the Sunflowers were learning about boats in their unit on transportation. Wonder if that was a coinsidence?! After the Pilgrams landed in Plymouth they had no food and were not really sure how to harvest food. The Native Americans were kind enough to teach the Pilgrims how to farm and harvest food. To show their appreciation the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to a feast which today we call Thanksgiving. In school, the children have been taking care of their own gardens. Morah Aimee planted corn with the children while Morah Pam and Morah Debra showed the children how to get the fields ready for harvesting by plowing the land. The children then “planted” peas, rice and beans. Learning about the different types of clothing that was worn in this era prompted the children to want to make and wear these clothes. The children have begun to make the clothes of the Native Americans.
The children are eager grow their knowledge about Thanksgiving in the next weeks.
Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom.
Morah Pam, Morah Aimee, and Morah Debra