Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Week 1

                               What a Great 1st week of November!

The kids have finally devoured their Halloween Candy, thanks to Mom & Dad's help
(SSShhhhhhh!!!! Don't tell, lol!) Which means no more sugar energized kid's to wrangle, at least until the next Holiday that provides to many left over sweets :)

Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe 1616.jpg

On the Homeschool front, we have been busing this week with some Fun "Thanksgiving themed " printable worksheets. We also been having Fun with some Thanksgiving themed Spelling words too. By having my kids, put those Holiday themed words in ABC order, it really made the lesson a bit more Fun for them I think.

In addition, we also have been busy learning about the History of Thanksgiving. We learned all about The first Americans, The Northwest Passage, Henry Hudson, King James, Jamestown, Capt. John Smith, and Pocahontas.
~> I was very surprised to learn that Pocahontas was not an adult, when she first encountered Capt. John Smith. That she also married a white man and changed her name to Rebecca Rolfe. What was sad, however, was that she died in her early 20's. The story that Disney tells, is defiantly not very accurate.

                            (Below is a Photo of this weeks Lap book that my children made.)
Until Next Time...



Kat said...

My youngest has asked to learn about Pocahontas, so we may get to that this month! I am behind, so I haven't had a chance yet to bust out the Thanksgiving worksheets/activities. :/

What a great lapbook...thanks for sharing!

Katie :)

Anonymous said...

I did not know that about Pocahontas. Very Interesting!