Life Goal: Make a basic children's Thanksgiving Book that tells the truth and teaches what actually needs to be taught.
For now, I use paper dolls/ magnetic visuals to help tell my favorite story: THANKSGIVING! Here's the lesson I've adapted from Harcourt Social Studies book (2nd grade). I modify the words for what I want Kindergarteners to know. Until I sit down and specify what exactly I think is super important, I use this script.
Also included in this packet are directions on:
How To Make Pumpkin Pie in a Cup!
I've also included a basic "I am thankful for" paper with beautiful border, in both English & Spanish!
Also a list of traditional Thanksgiving foods .... and a spot to write the Spanish translation (great for Spanish teacher or ESOL teachers..I used this while teaching in Spain).
Aligns with 2nd Grade Harcourt Social Studies Lesson #5 (Native Americans)
Objectives: Recognize Native Americans as the first groups of people to live in North America.
-Describe the lifestyle of a Native American community
-Define colonies and settlers, especially European settlers and Jamestown