This week we learned all about the Pilgrims and the Indians! Here is some of what we did this week. You can see more about this unit at A Mommy Talks, with Madonna. Also, you can download the printables and the lessons for this unit at 2 Teaching Mommies.
Day 1 of our unit focused on the Pilgrims. We colored and put together a Pilgrim Letter Book.
In math this week we worked on counting with this number maze. The point of the maze is to help the Mayflower get to America by following the numbers 1 to 10.
We also did this roll and graph. We rolled the dice, which features items from a Thanksgiving meal and then graphed how many times we rolled each item. E loves the roll and graphs, and really I am an accessory to this activity. She told me she would do this “by myself”, so I just sat back and watched!
Social Study Concepts:
We have been trying to communicate the difference between the Pilgrims and the Indians. For a toddler, this is a complex concept. We used the Pilgrim and Indian sort to really talk about how the two people groups lived differently.
We also made a Pilgrim bonnet out of construction paper. This is an incredibly easy craft, but E did not like having to wear the bonnet.
As a mommy I really hope the worse of her troubles are having to wear a pilgrim bonnet when she doesn’t want to! One day we’ll look at this pic and get a good laugh. :)
That was our week. Be sure and check what others are up to this week at 1+1+1=1.