On Monday, each child got their real Pilgrim name. I chose from a list of passengers on the Mayflower and tried to choose families so that many of the students would be related. They got their hats, quills and journals and were ready to begin!
Yesterday, we journaled about what it would be like to leave the only home we have known to travel on a ship across the ocean, leaving behind family, things and friends.
Here are some excerpts:
"I am sad to leave. I am scared. I am afraid we might sink."
" I can only take one outfit. I am scared."
"I am nervous about the journey."
"What if we don't make it? What if we get lost?"
Today we received a letter from a letter from a pilgrim that is on the Mayflower. We so got a letter from a Wampanoag about harvesting and preparing for the winter. We also toured the boat to learn about the parts and how the boat works so we had better understanding about the journey and the boat we will be riding on.