Whew, I was blown away today when I realized my kids had little (to none) background knowledge about Thanksgiving! All of my lessons this week are planned around Thanksgiving, so we will be doing lots of learning this week! I had to backtrack my lessons, to help build some prior knowledge. WE]e spent today reading about and viewing a short clip on the First Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow, I am going to have them generate some "wonderings" about the first Thanksgiving.
(I don't know how or why this got turned...sorry!)
At the end of the day, they will write what they have learned.
By the end of the week, we should be on our way to write an informative paper about Thanksgiving.