Tuesday, November 6, 2012

First Thanksgiving Resources

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!!!!!


  1. I love it all!! Sweet potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole all tie for first though - for real. But, even better than that, is your SMART file. I have very recently been given the SMART technology and am in LOVE with it almost as much as I am with Thanksgiving sides! I teach 3rd grade as well and promise to use your file to teach my sweet kiddos that turkey was not the main course on the First Thanksgiving! Have a great holiday!
    autorotation@q.com (In the off chance that I win because I am "that girl" that doesn't . . . ever!)

  2. Its a tie between cranberry sauce and anything pumpkin. But my grandma used to make a green bean salad that I LOVE! repete_21@yahoo.com

  3. Pumpkin Pie!


  4. I love the leftovers we make from the dinner - turkey stew, sandwiches, turkey pie.....yummy!



  5. Homemade mash potatoes and turkey gravy!!

  6. My favorite is perhaps an odd combination...I love mashed potatoes covered in noodles...yum! I love the idea of a factual retelling of the first Thanksgiving. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Stuffing and green bean casserole!


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