Kindergartners Take a Pilgrim Voyage

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To celebrate Thanksgiving, kindergartners in Ms. Mary Montz’s class re-enacted the pilgrim’s Mayflower voyage across the Atlantic on Nov. 22.

During the re-enactment, students, dressed as pilgrims, sat in a cardboard Mayflower as their teacher read them excerpts from “The First Thanksgiving,” by Linda Hayward. As they listened to the story, scenes of the ocean were portrayed on the classroom’s Smart Board.

After students “spotted land,” they broke into groups and learned how to make Sumac tea, wampum necklaces and a shelter using cardboard and tape. The young pilgrims also learned to plant beans, corn and squash the Wampanoag way and created Wampanoag pinch pots. #engageHB