|Ellie's version of the Pilgrims|
Everyone knows that the Pilgrims dressed differently than we do today. But, did you know that the clothes we traditionally think of as Pilgrim was actually their Sunday church clothes? The rest of the week the wore colored garments!
On Day 3 of our month long Thanksgiving study we read about the Pilgrim's colony of Plymouth. We learned that mothers taught reading at home, everyone worked - including children, and that no one ate with forks.
After reading more from If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern, we pulled out our Thanksgiving journals. We drew Plymouth and Pilgrims.
We also made a list of "three ways my life is different from the life of Pilgrim boys and girls. Ben wrote: Three ways my life is different from the Pilgrims. We eat with a fork. The Pilgrims ate with their hands. Boys wore dresses when they are 5 and younger. Their spoons or clam shells. They played with balls and ?? ??.
Clearly we need to work on spelling and grammar more but I think it's terrific for a 1st grader without help from mom!
What Pilgrim or Plymouth related activities are you doing this month?
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