This week students learned about Pilgrims and Native Americans. The Pilgrims left Europe because they were not happy. They were not allowed to practice religion how they wanted. After riding on the Mayflower for 2 months they finally landed in Plymouth. One Native American tribe we learned about was called the Wampanoag (Wom-pon-nog) . They helped the Pilgrims learn how to live off the land and have a better second winter in America. The first winter was hard for the Pilgrims. The Native Americans were the first people in what is now the United States and they were so helpful to the Pilgrims. They taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn and hunt for berries. The Pilgrims were very thankful for the Native Americans help and friendship. Just like the Pilgrims we have a lot to be thankful for too.
What is your family thankful for?
What traditions were from the past and the present?
(Please use similar language and words when reviewing Thanksgiving history with your child. In the past words such as"Indians" were used to describe Native Americans or the Womponog Tribe. Now that we know the correct terms to use we can help make our students wiser, and the world a better more accepting place by using the correct wording. Thanks!)
BUT(TER) WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
(Better wait, there's more!)
Question: Ask your student what did we make today? Answer: We churned our own butter.
Ingredients: Heavy Whipping Cream and Mason Jar. Optional Ingredients: Salt and Marbles (for mixing)
Directions: Add all the jar and shake for 20 minutes until butter clumps and excess water is left behind. Pour off excess fluid.
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