We began our Thanksgiving unit study today by reading our Five in a Row book, Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin. We read it 3 times to be exact. Ben just loves this book! And then tonight, we baked a Pumpkin Pie.
I’ve only recently started cooking and baking with Ben. It wasn’t something that held his interest much until recently. But he is really starting to enjoy it.
And of course there are many lessons to be learned while baking a Pumpkin Pie, including following a recipe, measuring ingredients, and the chemical reactions that occur.
There is also just the fun part of learning about how important pumpkins were to the Native Americans and how they introduced them to the Pilgrims. We’re reading an interesting book about that as well, entitled Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla and Peter Buchard.
It appears that this unit is going to be a big hit!
Here is a quick slideshow of our pumpkin pie making. I hope you enjoy it.