Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Preparing for Our Pilgrim and Colonial Life Unit

This is going to be a fun unit!  There are a zillion things going on at the same time, but I have to admit that we are having so much fun.  For the past two weeks, my third and fourth graders have been reading about the Pilgrims and early Colonies.  If the timing is correct, we will be finished just before Thanksgiving.  The students are developing their own interactive art journals to accompany the unit and their journals are soooo cute that I will be definitely sharing pics.  In the next few days, we will experience what life was like in the past.  One of the things that we will do is make our own textiles!

Students will card the wool that is shown above and will then wind it into thread.  I have been making popsicle stick weaving looms over the past few days as one of the small group activities.  More pics will be posted soon.

Use wood glue to attach the sticks


  1. This is so neat! I absolutely have to find a way to do this!