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Thanksgiving Unit Study





The First Thanksgiving Multi-media presentation

Turkey Time Unit suggestions



Coloring Pages:
The Mayflower, Pilgrim village, and indians

Recipes:
A 17th Century Wampanoag Recipe: Succotash
A 17th Century Colonial Recipe: Stewed Pompion

Games and Fun:
Colonial and Wampanoag games to make
Talk Like a Pilgrim-great audio

Books:
Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osbourne (teachers guide)

Notebooking and Lapbooking Resources:
Thanksgiving Interactive Notebook by Melissa Telling (Free)
Squidoo Thanksgiving Lapbook resources

October 2008: Random Pictures


Ian's picture of Josef and a neighbors kitten.



Ian's picture of his own eye-hazel like his mothers.



Oliver and Ian riding Olivers tricycle on the sidewalk in front of Levi's parents house in Meridian, ID.



Ian, up an apple tree in Levi's parents back yard. The boys learned the fine art of tree climbing this Summer trying to get apples and pears out of their Grandparents trees.



Oliver being a ham. Levi's parents backyard. Meridian, ID

Keep On Truckin'




It is really nice to live somewhere that Levi can park his truck. It has been nice not to have to drive to pick him up at a Truck Stop or his Work Yard in Boise. He can come home early in the morning or late at night, park his truck and come snuggle into bed with me(and then Kaleb and Oliver who always come to cuddle in the mornings)
He can also sweep out his trailers here, and wash his truck.
For the boys, the novelty of the semi-truck has never worn off. They love to sit in Levi's truck or help sweep out the trailer. Josef talks about his summer driving with Levi all the time. He is really looking forward to spending next summer with Levi too. The other boys can hardly wait to be 10 so they can go in the truck with their Dad for a summer too. Boys and their big toys.

Fall: The View From Our Back Yard

Here is the view from our back yard (field), I love the fall colors right now. It is a very pretty drive into Boise also.