Welcome Rainbow Parents
In recognition of the month's holiday we will be focusing our attention on harvest and Thanksgiving. Children will better understand colonial life while comparing their own lives to that of a pilgrim child. We will explain that pilgrims didn’t have grocery stores to buy food like we have. They had to grow their vegetables, hunt for meat or fish and find fruits and nuts on trees and bushes. The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn, squash and beans. In the classroom we will make homemade cornbread and corn casserole as well as other festive food. Of course we will create a giant cornucopia for the classroom wall and use corn cobs to roll in paint for fun art design. We will talk about they like to eat on Thanksgiving and what kind of food their family eats.
We will look at pictures of log cabins and longhouses. Explain to children that pilgrims and Native Americans had to build their own homes out of wood or tree bark. During this we will spend time reading various versions of the "Three Little Pigs" and talk about the different houses built in the stories.
Thanksgiving is more than just about a big dinner to eat with your family. It is a time to be thankful for all you have and all the people in your life. To help the children discuss all they have to be thankful for we will create a "Thank You" box. In the box we will write notes each day of what they are thankful for.