Hello from the Kindy 1 class!
This month we had the opportunity to learn about a special holiday that is celebrated in America. It’s called Thanksgiving and it’s celebrated on every fourth Thursday in November.
To introduce the topic, Kara read us a book called “Corduroy’s Thanksgiving.”
We enjoyed the story and we were eager to learn more about the holiday!
After the story, Kara showed us a short video about the very first Thanksgiving.
We learned that the Pilgrims sailed to America to start a new life. Things were rough in the beginning. Winter was harsh and there was little food. The pilgrims weren’t sure if they would survive.
The Native Americans who had lived in America for many years, helped the Pilgrims learn to grow food and survive off the land.
By fall there was a bountiful harvest and there was plenty to eat. The Pilgrims and the Native Americans had a big dinner to celebrate. The Pilgrims were thankful they had settled in a new place and started a new life.
To this day, on every Thanksgiving we take time to reflect on everything we are thankful for. We gather with friends and family and eat a big dinner with lots of turkey, mashed potatoes and pie.
After we learned all about Thanksgiving, Kara told us we were going to make our own turkey crafts!
We started by coloring two circles, which were the turkey’s head and body.
We’re getting better at staying in the lines!
After we colored our turkey parts, we were ready to cut them out.
Kara showed us how to safely use the scissors. We made sure to be very careful.
“Nice job cutting, everyone!”
Once we were done cutting, we glued our parts together.
We thought it looked like a snowman!
Next, it was time to cut out the colorful turkey feathers.
After all our feathers were cut out it was time to glue them on our turkeys.
Then it was time to add some googly eyes!
Gobble gobble! Your turkeys look so cute!
Lastly, we all took a moment to reflect on some of the things we are thankful for. We are so very grateful for our families and for yummy food to eat.
We wrote “Food” and “Family” on our turkey feathers.
Even though Thanksgiving is an American holiday, having a thankful heart is universal.
Great job, Kindy 1! We hope you had fun learning more about a different culture. Momoko and I are very thankful for you all!