Cranberry Thanksgiving Literature Unit
We revisited the book, Cranberry Thanksgiving from Five in a Row Volume 1 last week.... for the third time!!
Concepts we touched on this year from our Five in a Row manual were:
- New England States
- Elements of a Story
- Iodine Test for Starch
- Silhouettes & Cool Colors
Five in a Row Cranberry Thanksgiving
In my up-teenth attempt at keeping some type of journal/ notebook of our studies, I bought a blank journal and added elements of each days work throughout the week. We'll see how it goes....
Along with reading a Thanksgiving in Plymouth Colony that I picked up at a book sale, we watched an episode of Drive Thru History on the Pilgrims, and made our Thankful Tree. We've done something different each year, but I really like this addition to our mantel!
We also made Thanksgiving Bracelets; it is more for the younger kids, but Little Sis and Big Brother both enjoyed digging through my bin of beads to pick out the colors that represent the Thanksgiving Story.
for Cranberry Thanksgiving to our notebook. With several cranberries, my son decorated the page by stamping them with ink.
A simple and quick Cranberry Craft!
Using our stash of bleeding tissue paper, Little Sis and Big Brother worked together to create this fun Warm/ Cool Colors Weaving art piece! Well, we had a bit of an issue with weaving it together for some reason, but figured it out!
.... And of course we baked Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread!! Although, it didn't last long enough for me to take a picture! We added some white chocolate chips and walnuts to the recipe this time : ) My son pretty much made it all by himself-- measuring, mixing, pouring, etc!
Resources & Inspiration:
- Roll a Dice Literacy Fun
- Warm and Cool Color Watercolor Weaving
- Cranberry Thanksgiving Lapbook
- DIY Silhouette
- Thanksgiving Bracelet Poem
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