This week, in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, first grade students have been introduced to our second trimester social studies topic, Native Americans. Leading up to the holiday, students have participated in several videos, read alouds and discussions about the first Thanksgiving, learning the role of Native Americans and Pilgrims. The students used a venn diagram to compare and contrast the first thanksgiving celebration with their families’ traditions. They defined key vocabulary terms including: Wampanoag, traders, explorers, slave, settlers, crops, harvest, and celebration.
Throughout the week, students reflected on what they were thankful for. They even focused on gratitude during their yoga session for the week.
Thank you so much to each of the first and second grade families for your contributions to our feast and for joining us in celebrating today. It was so lovely to have the time to come together and visit! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving break!