In SI, CE1 and CE2 students have been learning about Thanksgiving, an American holiday centered around giving thanks. Students learned that in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.
To celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving, students decorated turkeys and wrote what they were thankful for. CE2 students have been corresponding with a French school in Seattle, Washington.
Two weeks ago, they sent a video introducing themselves to other CE2 students. They got a chance to view an introduction video from the Seattle school and the CE2 students there. This week, they are sending another video telling what they are thankful for to tie in with the Thanksgiving holiday. They are enjoying the cultural exchanges and hope to do more projects in the upcoming weeks.