Thanksgiving Traditions

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As an extension of their social studies curriculum and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, kindergarten students at Arrowhead Elementary School in the Three Village School District recently had the chance to experience the holiday in a hands-on way.

During the grade-level’s annual Thanksgiving Adventure, the students learned about the first Thanksgiving, the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock. Using their creativity, they made macaroni necklaces, turkey napkin holders, Native American headdresses and Pilgrim hats. They also learned how to tell a story using Native American symbols, pretended to plant corn in small cups and shared stories in a teepee. After arriving at the event on the “Mayflower,” each student took a turn signing a “Friendship Promise.”

The adventure culminated in a Thanksgiving feast for all the classes.