Hello Darlings and Happy Election Day! I hope you have time to get out and vote!
If you are like me, you are already stalking Pinterest for cute Thanksgiving activities. I can never seem to find anything other than cute crafts with little pilgrims or turkey, and while I am still going to be creating a cute turkey (check for my next blog post), I wanted to really teach my kiddos about the First Thanksgiving.
When I went to high school and found out that the Pilgrims and "Indians" didn't have turkey at Thanksgiving, I was devastated (ok, just traumatized) I felt like all of my elementary teachers had lied to me. What else did they lie about? =) Anyway.... I didn't want my kiddos to grow up with incorrect information, so I created this cute (if I do day so myself) interactive smartboard lesson about the REAL First Thanksgiving.
In it, kiddos learn about why the Pilgrims came to America, how the voyage was, why the Wampanoag Tribe helped them, what foods they really ate, and how life really was back then. I also refer to the AMAZING SCHOLASTIC website at http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/
Click the pictures below for a fun math activity.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? If your fav matches mine, I will send you the Thanksgiving Smartboard Lesson FREE! Make sure to leave your email!!!!!