Brockbank First-Graders Learn About the First Thanksgiving

Submitted by brenda.johnson on
Brockbank first-graders learned about the first Thanksgiving by making
colored bead bracelets and retelling the story of how the Pilgrims
came to America. Each bead in the bracelet represented a part of the
story. A brown bead represented the Pilgrims leaving England for
religious freedom; a white bead represented the sail on the Mayflower
that brought the Pilgrim's across the ocean; next 3 blue beads to
represent the ocean; 1 green bead for when they spy land; 3 clear
white beads for the snow during the long winter; 1 light green for the
arrival of Spring; 1 tan bead for the Native Americans that helped the
Pilgrims; 3 beads for the food served at the first Thanksgiving (red
for cranberries, yellow for corn, brown for turkey). The students
enjoyed making their bracelets and retelling the story about how
Thanksgiving came to be. Students had the option of either making a
bracelet or a bead stick.