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The Thanksgiving Story: An Unforgettable Journey!

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This file is a 33 page download of my Journey on The Mayflower based on the book The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. This file will walk you through creating both the Mayflower and Speedwell in your classroom. It includes the following to bring this historic journey to life for you students.
Posters to label your ships
Tickets for your students to board the Mayflower or Speedwell
Mayflower and Speedwell Ship Log covers
Corn image for hunting
Images to mark tickets for the journey and ideas to enhance the journey
Native American Headdresses
Pilgrim boy and girl headresses
House images for the story
Instructions for the day and instructions for the journey.
Writing Prompts: Yes, I will journey on the Mayflower and No, I am going back to England.

Each year I re enact the journey on the Mayflower with a spray water bottle, chains, sound bytes and the props in the file. My students love turning the lights off and feeling like they are one of the Pilgrims. They get the feeling of being in the tween decks and just how many people got sick on the journey. They find out the meaning of corn and how it was one of the main reasons the Pilgrims survived. They are introduced to the Native Americans and how they were the ones that helped the Pilgrims when they were in the most need.

I love bringing this to life for my students. Just reading the book now if not enough! Try this memorable activity with your class this year!
Please email me with any questions at schroederpage@gmail.com

Monica
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This was AMAZING! What a fabulous resource...my kiddos and I had such a terrific time and learned so much! I usually do a month-long study on the Thanksgiving story and this added so much to our work and fun. I have a class of exceptionally bright and very active (!) students - this was perfect for them. I purchased it a little late in the month so didn't get to do as much I'd have liked...you can bet I'll be starting earlier and be totally prepared next year! Thanks so much for a truly exceptional product. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
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The kids loved this. I had the students in the Speed Well and the Mayflower choose a card randomly from a container when that part came in the story. This saved a step in the preparation but also left an element of surprise if they would sail on the Mayflower or be left behind.
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This was a really fun activity for my students. Really made the Thanksgiving story come alive, and the written responses after the activity were hilarious! Lots of prep, but I highly recommend
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First ever purchase. I often supplement my kids school lessons with extended lessons and projects. This is perfect for the week kids are out of school for Thanksgiving.
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Thank you. I am planning to modify your lesson for this year because of time. I am excited about the possibilities for nest year.
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On  November 12, 2013Nicole VandenBos (TpT Seller) said:
This looks so great; my kids are going to love it! I did notice a typo on pages 31 and 32. It says "They Mayflower" instead of "The Mayflower." Thanks!
On  November 13, 2013Monica Schroeder answered:
Nicole,

All fixed up:) Thanks so much for the heads up and the wonderful rating!
Monica
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Love adding more ideas for the Mayflower, Thanks!
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On  November 7, 2013,  Stephanie T. said:
I was so excited to see this product. I am teaching second grade this year and we have to cover the Pilgrims. I have multiple copies of the book that you use for this unit. I thought the book was boring and was looking for a way to jazz it up. THANK YOU for making it so much fun. I know my kids will have a really good time reenacting the story.
On  November 10, 2013Monica Schroeder answered:
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this! It really is one of my favorite days and I promis you kiddos will never for get it:)
Monica
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Loved bringing the story to life.
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On  November 5, 2012,  Kelly A. asked:
I purchased this unit last night and found a typo on both writing pages. Would you be able to edit the caption at the top of BOTH pages from I would NOT journey on "they" Mayflower to "the" Mayflower? Thank you!
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On  November 5, 2012Monica Schroeder answered:
All fixed...thanks so much for letting me know:) As many times as I read it I still miss things sometimes. I hope your class enjoys it!
Just re download from your purchases.
Monica
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The Thanksgiving Story: An Unforgettable Journey!
The Thanksgiving Story: An Unforgettable Journey!
The Thanksgiving Story: An Unforgettable Journey!
The Thanksgiving Story: An Unforgettable Journey!