🍂Throughout the month of November, SMART START celebrated the essence of Thanksgiving. This served as a time to foster feelings of gratitude in our students through a variety of fun festivities.
We are most thankful to partake in these special formative experiences with our young learners!🍂
Read about our Thanksgiving unit below :
📚The history of the holiday was discussed during both indoor and outdoor storytime times and book displays.
Here are some facts the class learned:
- The pilgrims left England and sailed to the "new world"/North America on the Mayflower ship
- The Mayflower landed in Plymouth, MA and formed a colony.
- Life in the new world was difficult for the pilgrims
- The first Native Americans to help the pilgrims were named Samoset and Squanto.
- The pilgrims learned how to fish, hunt, plant and more from the Native Americans
- Both the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated their gratitude by having a feast together
- This meal began the tradition of Thanksgiving
🎨Appreciative artists decorated napkin holders using paint, glitter and other materials. The children wrapped their finished product to be given as a gift, saved for Thanksgiving day or to be used as décor.
🖉Our grateful group gathered in the outdoor classroom to share some thankful thoughts on an "I am thankful" pumpkin chalk board.
📑 To reinforce the significance of gratitude, classmates compiled a list of what they are "So Very Thankful For" as a homework assignment. These were displayed in our classrooms for all to admire.
🍞🧈 Beginner bakers beamed while making school-made bread and butter. Pupils patiently poured all of the ingredients together to bake the bread and used their muscles and a marble to mix the butter. Both tasted delicious!
🥕🥔Festive friends eagerly awaited SMART START's annual "Friendsgiving Feast". All brought in an item to share for the event and participated in preparations at school.
💛 Prior to feasting, peers proudly performed a thanksgiving poem.
🍽 Our memorable meal was a school-wide effort!
Thankful & Grateful for our SMART START families! Without them our school would not be possible🧡
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