Hello darlings! There are 11 days ’til Thanksgiving! I officially have 7 days of teaching left! How many days do you have left before Turkey Day?
While Thanksgiving is not in my third grade curriculum, I still teach it! I don’t want my kiddos going through life like I did believing that the First Thanksgiving was about the Pilgrims and Indians being thankful and eating turkey and pumpkin pie. In fact, they never even ate turkey or pumpkin pie!
Historical research indicates that the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Tribe celebrated with a 3 day feast. They ate things like venison , squash, and onions. Potatoes, weren’t even brought over from Ireland yet, so no mashed potatoes and gravy! I want my kiddos to know the truth and not be crushed as adults when they learned they were lied to as children! (ok, it’s not that dramatic)
To keep my little kiddos informed, I created this Interactive Whiteboard Lesson with a companion non-fiction booklet.
Thanks for sticking around! I created these 12 different writing papers just for you!