We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your children shared all the songs that they enjoyed learning and singing in class as well as retelling you the Thanksgiving story. When teaching the Thanksgiving story, the children were amazed at how far the Pilgrims had to travel (sail) on the Mayflower before arriving at Plymouth. The children also could not believe that the Pilgrims had to learn how to grow their food instead of being able to go to the grocery store to buy it. The children were thankful that the Native Americans were there to teach the Pilgrims how to farm and harvest their food.
The children enjoyed learning how different the Pilgrims and Native Americans were from just a simple thing as the way they dressed. They were very creative while they made their own Native American clothing and their Pilgrim hats. Hopefully your child wore them to your Thanksgiving tables. Before we broke for the Thanksgiving holiday, all the students came together for a school wide feast. The Three’s contributions were cornbread and cookies that they made from scratch. The children had a blast baking with Morah Aimee, singing some Thanksgiving songs with all our friends while sharing a meal consisting of yummy vegetable soups made by the Pre-Kers and cranberry relish made by the Butterflies. Our cornbread and cookies, and of course since it was Wednesday, PIZZA were so delicious. The children had a wonderful time eating with all their friends. Hopefully, we will be able to do this again soon.
The children came back to school all excited to share their Thanksgiving stories with us. The children love celebrating holidays so much that when we told them that Chanukah was just around the corner they all cheered and then listened as we began to tell them the story of Chanukah. Stay tuned for more Chanukah excitement.
Morah Pam, Morah Aimee, and Morah Debra