Monday, November 23, 2009
With all of the previous weeks devoted to learning about our tribe, the Lenape, today we shared a few books with the children and talked about the first Thanksgiving and the story of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Students had lots of questions and they knew lots of answers, especially how the the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn. They heard the story of dropping a fish in with the corn seed from our own Miss KK during their visit to the tee pee during Powwow. Thank you to our wonderful parents and grandparents who made this day possible. Mr. Buddy and Mimi (Josey's grandparents) fried two turkeys which was our main course. Our classroom moms came in with mac and cheese, potatoes, corn, fruit, brownies and cookies and helped us so much. We have so much food, we decided to make tomorrow "Thanksgiving Day #2" and we will have a repeat of today's feast. After all, the first Thanksgiving lasted three days - so we're just trying to make this as authentic as possible :) !! The students and teachers of the Mall-ard class wish all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!