Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A lesson on Thanksgiving

My oldest son is reading books for his History and English parts of school. One of the books he read was The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty. So for a “break” today, I asked him to come up with a lesson from the book for Livy & Gabe. He read a chapter from the book then had them re-enact it. With props. It was great.


I don’t think you can see it, but they are harvesting and shucking paper corn. (Please ignore the vacuum in the other room.)


Davy is explaining the animals and how to kill them with the beads he provided.


“Stay there, bear. Let them kill you.”


He made all of the props himself out of construction paper. He tapped the creative portion of his gene pool.


Livy is aiming and throwing the beads to kill the paper animals.


Look at the rack on that deer. Can you tell the boy loves hunting? I think that’s his dream deer.


“Let us give thanks for our paper meal.”


“Now, dig in!”


They rounded out the lesson by telling things they are thankful for. Family, food and dog were in the top 3.

I’m thankful for 3 things as well. Can you guess what they are?

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