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Can you believe Thanksgiving is upon us already? In class we will be learning about discovering what life was like many years ago. The children will learn about the voyage on the Mayflower and the setting up of a community in Plymouth over many months of enduring hardships that we can only imagine. Our appreciation of the many luxuries we enjoy will be rapidly growing.

Years ago the children served the adults and waited for permission to speak. Chores began at sunup and didn’t stop until the sun was going down at which time their evening lessons began.
As part of our unit we are planning a mini celebration here in class for next week. We’ll see how skilled we are at making and playing some old fashioned games. Our class will be making cranberry bread and corn muffins on Monday to enjoy on Tuesday.

As part of setting up an appropriate atmosphere I am inviting the children to dress the part on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Children can be either Native Americans or Pilgrims. If your child chooses to be a Pilgrim girls are encouraged to wear long skirts while the boys can modify their pants to look like breeches (sweat pants and long socks work great for this).

I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very warm and memorable Thanksgiving this year. Please know that all of you will be in my thoughts as I give thanks.