Sunday, November 28, 2010
This weekend we unpacked the Christmas books and some of the decorations. The kids enjoyed thumbing through their favorite holiday books and listening to the holiday CDs. Tonight we went to the zoo to see the all of the lights and to do a few crafts. The weather is colder and the predictions are for snow this week!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
On Tuesday I brought a few of my graduate students and one undergraduate to talk with the fifth graders at Emma's school about myths and facts about the first thanksgiving. We had four separate stations where the kids could explore primary sources, language, and general myths about Puritans and the Wampanoag. For the rest of the day the kids had an authentic thanksgiving meal (venison, eel, berries, corn, fish) and then played games that might have been played at the first t-giving.