It's Time for Fall!!
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Linda's Kindergarten Class at Cook Primary School
By Amanda Futch, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


Look outside and notice all the leaves changing colors.  Some are red, some are yellow, and some are even orange.  Do you know what season we are in?  It's  Fall time!! What do you do on your Thanksgiving break?  Some celebrate Thanksgiving by eating a Thanksgiving meal.

This site tells about the very first Thanksgiving.  Explore this site to find interesting facts about Thanksgiving.  Learn about Pilgrims and their first encounter with Native Americans.
Have you ever noticed the leaves changing colors on trees as the seasons change from Spring to Fall?  Watch the colors of Fall change before your very own eyes. On this website you can watch a movie of how fall color happens.
Do you like to carve pumpkins?  Do you like to eat
pumpkin pie.  To learn about the history of pumpkins and
their connections to the very first Thanksgiving click on
this site and read about pumpkin facts.

Do you know who Christopher Columbus is and why we have a holiday in his name?  If not, come to Columbus Day website and learn about who he was and what he did to introduce our great country.
Going trick-or-treating is really fun, but you need to review some safety tips before you go out this Halloween.  Click on the Halloween Safety Site to review some quick tips before heading out. 
In 1621 the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is now known as the first Thanksgiving.  To learn more about the food they consumed and other interesting facts click here.
This online encyclopedia tells information about the history of Thanksgiving.  To discover interesting facts, click here to explore.

Mission Activity
You are a Chef at the White House.  You love to cook and create exotic meals that everyone loves to devour.  You have been asked to create a meal using only original foods from the first Thanksgiving.  You may visit this website to discover what was served at the very first Thanksgiving dinner.  Are you ready for the challenge?  If so, start cooking!!

Mission Steps

1.  To start this mission, you must remember what a chef does.  If you have forgotten, click on the Chef's  site to remember.

2.  Now that you are ready, click on the History Channel's
website site to decide what foods you are going to serve.  Remember, it has to be an original food!!

3.  Now that you have decided, use the paper provided by your teacher and draw the meal you plan to serve to the President and Vice President.

4.  Explain what foods you decided to serve and why you chose them.