Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Sight Word book

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and to review all of our formally taught sight words, Social Studies this week revolved around our cornucopia writing book.  We began the week with a lesson on the first Thanksgiving, learning about the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth and the Wampanoag Indians who helped them through the harsh winter.   As the week progressed, we discussed the differences between the past and present.  

Each day, we wrote about a new food item we find on our tables at Thanksgiving.  We talked about how we might find and prepare the same food in the past versus today.

Each page followed the same writing pattern: 

I can see _________.  I like my ____________.   

It was really interesting watching the students' faces as I showed them pictures of how people used to wash clothes or cook food.  Some of the kids got excited to see the pictures and connected cooking over an open fire to making s'mores while camping.  Other students looked at the pictures of people reading by candlelight and asked 'why would you read with that as your light?' 

And of course, not even thinking about how confusing it might be, I read a book called 'Yesterday and Today' that kept referring to how we did things yesterday.  No one said anything to me about it, but I kept waiting for the "But Miss Francis, we didn't do any of that yesterday." 

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