Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast - Remembering the Pilgrims

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!


Anonymous said...

We in the Mallard clan have much to be thankful for. These special days are what kids remember most.

Enjoy your days off and get some rest!

Karen and Chip

Anonymous said...

I loved your blog. I liked the food yesterday - it was awesome. My favorite was the bread with butter! This is the last day of our week and then it is a day off.

I'm thankful for Thanksgiving and my teachers and my friends.

Love, Joey.

Ms. Symons and Ms. Wickert said...

Thank you for everything that you do. Lauren loves both of you so much. On our Thanksgiving Day, she was insistent we had to make a second turkey to take in for her class. Lauren is looking forward to returning to school tomorrow. I am so grateful she enjoys it so much.

Suzanne said...

Wow! What a turkey! Someone really out did themselves this time. Since when have you been the teachers of Martha Stewart's kids?