Native Americans and Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, November 21 st !!


No School Thursday, November 28 TH Happy Thanksgiving!


November 18 th – 21 st  

Theme: Native Americans and Pilgrims

Bible: I can pray to God and thank him for his Goodness

Letter: Jj


Assessment Benchmarks :


Language Arts: Seek answers to questions through active exploration.

Math:   Use concepts that include number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence.

Science:   Use common weather-related vocabulary (e.g. rainy, snowy, sunny, windy).

Social Science: Recognize similarities and differences in people.

Physical Development and Health:   Demonstrate ability to cooperate with others during group physical activities.

Fine Arts: Music: Investigate the elements of music.


Monday, November 18 th


Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Introduction to the letter Jj.  Sing our Letter Jj alphabet poster poem and flip chart and begin making our letter Jj word list.  

Bible:  God has been really good to us in so many ways!!  How many of you have a family?  How many of you have a home?  How many of you have food to eat? Those are all things that we need, and are good things that God has allowed us to have. Sing “God has been good” from our Bible curriculum cd.  Let’s thank God for being so good to us.  

Theme: This week we are learning all about Native Americans and Pilgrims.  Who are the Native Americans and the Pilgrims?  Why are they important?  Read, This First Thanksgiving Day by Laura Krauss Melmed.  Talk about how life was different then for the Native Americans and Pilgrims.

Math:   Cornucopia addition

Science:   How does a garden grow?  Learn about the different things that were grown and harvested at the very first thanksgiving.

Art/Fine Motor: Turkey Headbands

Language/Literacy:   The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh

Large Motor:   Dancing and Singing to our Thanksgiving songs

Extra Activities:   Practice Thanksgiving Feast Songs



Tuesday, November 19 th


Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Read, My J Book and find new words to add to our letter J word list.

Bible: Review our Bible theme and talk about what we can thank God for.  Read a story of how Jesus gave thanks to God for some food and what special thing happened!!

Theme:  Read, The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene.  Sing Thanksgiving songs.

Math:   turkey feather counting

Science:   sea animal exploration

Art/Fine Motor:   J is for jelly fish


Language/Literacy:    Read, The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George.

Large Motor:   Balance Beam  

Extra Activities:   Thanksgiving Feast Songs



Wednesday, November 20 th


Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Have show and tell for the letter Jj for those who will not be here on Thursday.  

Bible and Theme: Read, Thankful Together and pray to God for all the things we are thankful for.  

Math: Jelly Bean graphing and Color sorting

Science: color paddles - color mixing

Art/Fine Motor :  I Can pray to God and thank Him for his goodness!  Thank you God for… (prayer hands)


Language/Literacy:   Read, Oh, What a Thanksgiving! By Steven Kroll

Large Motor:   J is for jumping jacks

Extra Activities:   Thanksgiving Feast Songs



Thursday, November 21 st


Circle Time: Calendar, Weather, and Star of the Week

Letter:  Show and Tell for the Letter Jj.

Bible: Review our Bible theme and sing, “I can talk to God”.  

Theme: Read, Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland.  

Math:   jumping bean math fun

Science:   jar sensory play -

Art/Fine Motor:   I am thankful for… Journal Entries

Language/Literacy:   Children’s Choice Thanksgiving stories;

Large Motor:   Singing and Dancing

Extra Activities:   Thanksgiving Feast!

Posted on November 18, 2013 .