Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day

In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Polos, Spain. He was born in Genoa, Italy. They had three ships called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. There was 90 men. They were trying to get a route to the Indies across the Atlantic Ocean to find spices and gold. They landed in the West Indies. It took them 5 weeks. Two islands that Columbus visited are Cuba and Hispaniola. He called the people there Indians because he thought he was in the Indies.
This boat is one like Columbus sailed on. The Santa Maria sank once it got there. After that the Nina and the Pinta went back to Europe.

Books we've been reading

In this book we read about the one and only rock (well, maybe not the only rock)that was in Plimoth, Massachucetts. It was about a medium size.You should read this before Thanksgiving.
This book is about the Pilgrims at Plimoth.The first winter was bad and I mean bad for them. Many people got sick and died.They had funerals at night so the Indians would not dig them up and take thier clothes.The next winter was much better. Sqonto thier Indian friend taught them how to plant maize(corn)and how to catch fish.On November 26, 1621 they had a big feast called Thanksgiving.

This book is about giving thanks.The pictures are cool. You can click the book to look inside.
This book is about.......... yep you guessed it.Food! Thier are some neat recipes the pilgrims at Plimoth made. Also guess what? In one part, for plates they had stale bread and after they finished the meal they ate the bread! Click the book to see inside.
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