I'm so ready for this holiday season! I'm about to pull out my Christmas tree already too! (I'm refraining because Robert will think I'm crazy, and he's probably right!)
Well, I finally got it together and organized my Thanksgiving plans for school. Not a minute early, am I? Here they are in case you're interested. To save myself a lot of time, I did not hyperlink all the words...just gave you the ugly ol' URLs as links. :) And I just copied the notes I made for myself, so they're not all fun to read or anything like that!
General Thanksgiving stuff
Memorize Psalm 100 – write it, put words in order, copy and send to Grandmas
Learn the Doxology
Learn "Give Thanks"
Learn "Count Your Blessings" chorus
Put dates on timeline (first arrival of Mayflower, then first Thanksgiving)
Paint thumbprint fall leaves trees
Plan Thanksgiving Day menu for Jacob (turkey, sweet potatoes, rolls, pie), make some of it ahead of time with him
Major measurement/ comparison/ fractions lesson with baking
Language arts worksheets already printed (analogies/relationships, matching syllables)
Turkey color by number
Turkey t-shirt with both kids
First Thanksgiving - 2 days
Copy summary paragraph
The first Thanksgiving in the USA was held in 1621. The feast was shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. They ate corn, squash, and wild turkeys. The Indians brought most of the food.
Read The First Thanksgiving
Mayflower Study – 2 days
Life on the Mayflower – read book
Mayflower craft – still need to find one
Mayflower hat - looks very fun!
Printable map-paint it? http://members.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving/map/Worldmap.shtml
Printable Mayflower picture to color
Pilgrims – 2 days
Pilgrims printable book
Samuel Eaton’s Day
Lots of pictures at this site
Printable picture of pilgrim house to color
Build stick/straw house model like Pilgrims
Turkey Study – 1 day
Turkey printable book (enchantedlearning.com)
Hand and foot turkey craft
Read Wild Turkey book
Cranberry Thanksgiving – 2 days
Cranberry crafts (wreath around candle, garland) – make to share with Grandmas
Taste cranberries, make cranberry sauce – freeze for Thanksgiving
Cranberry bog book
Pumpkin Day – 1 day
Bake pumpkin muffins, pie??
Learn about pumpkins
Read books about pumpkins
Pumpkin printable book (enchantedlearning.com)
Why do we do pumpkins at Thanksgiving??
Get small pumpkin and open up, use for muffins?
Give Thanks to the Lord – 2/3 daysA unit written by Yours Truly
Five senses overview
Thanksgiving Acrostic poem
Do as much of the unit as possible, maybe Thanksgiving weekTake food to food pantry, Volunteer for an hour (take sling for Mattie!!!)