Monday, November 11, 2013

Sarah Morton's Day and Pilgrims' Matter

Hello Everyone!
Just a quick share tonight.  We will of course be working on integrating social studies and reading these next two weeks by enjoying the characters in some of our favorite Thanksgiving/Pilgrim/Turkey books.  Sarah Morton's Day By Kate Waters is one of those. Here's a quick mini unit with an emphasis on character analysis.

The unit comes with patterns for  hands on visuals of a pilgrim boy and girl.
My second offering is an integration of science and social studies.  We are studying the states of matter this week and next and we thought it would be fun to make both pancakes and butter pilgrim style. Both activities have opportunities to compare the states of matter before and after you complete the recipe.  

I know this was short, but hopefully it was sweet!  Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving fun! Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Thank you so much. I am thankful for your generosity and creativity!!! Julie

  2. This is a FANTASTIC unit! I use this story for teaching pilgrims and even the book Samuel Eaton's day. I will use this during reading time and have the kids work on other activities during our social studies time. Than you for helping me link social studies to reading time.

  3. We are using The legend of Indian Paintbrush this week. Sarah Morton will be a great Pilgrim story. I love the character analysis. Thank you for the units.

    The Resourceful Apple

  4. To echo the first person who read my mind...I am so thankful for your generosity and creativity. You rock! Thanks for making my work week better!


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