Kindergarten students at Forest Road School got into the Thanksgiving spirit by creating their own butter on Nov. 21, just as the pilgrims did years ago. With the help of class parents, Joyce Smithok’s class and Tiffany Pean’s class created butter using heavy whipping cream and a glass jar.
Each student received a jar with the liquid inside of it. The students then shook their jar until the liquid formed into a solid. During the butter-making process, the students observed the changes in their jar, fitting with their lesson on the five senses. After every student finished shaking their jars, they received a corn muffin and spread their homemade butter onto it. The classes enjoyed their tasty treat while discussing the lives of pilgrims and how different life was from today.
In addition, students throughout the school reflected on the holiday as first-graders engaged in a Thanksgiving math lesson with a paper turkey and second-graders created Thanksgiving balloon floats as part of their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) lesson.