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Booking Passage on the Speedwell



Pilgrims (foreground, from left) Colt Fettig, Dylan Shepard, Keira LaPonsie, Jackson Harrigan, Bodie Lipnitz, and Dylan Aukeman hold up their tickets for passage on the Speedwell, which was a companion ship to the Mayflower that did not make the planned voyage to America because of complications. Students of Amy Metz’s second grade class at St. Ignace Elementary School, they enjoyed pretending to be pilgrims riding from England to America in 1620 Tuesday, November 22, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Pilgrims (foreground, from left) Colt Fettig, Dylan Shepard, Keira LaPonsie, Jackson Harrigan, Bodie Lipnitz, and Dylan Aukeman hold up their tickets for passage on the Speedwell, which was a companion ship to the Mayflower that did not make the planned voyage to America because of complications. Students of Amy Metz’s second grade class at St. Ignace Elementary School, they enjoyed pretending to be pilgrims riding from England to America in 1620 Tuesday, November 22, in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Teacher Amy Metz reads The Thanksgiving Story to her second grade class. The students learned about how the pilgrims left England in 1620, traveled to America, and learned to farm the land from Native Americans. The students are shown wearing pilgrim hats and caps made by parent Heather Aukeman and sitting on pieces of brown paper that represent the Mayflower (front) and Speedwell (back) ships. Teacher Amy Metz reads The Thanksgiving Story to her second grade class. The students learned about how the pilgrims left England in 1620, traveled to America, and learned to farm the land from Native Americans. The students are shown wearing pilgrim hats and caps made by parent Heather Aukeman and sitting on pieces of brown paper that represent the Mayflower (front) and Speedwell (back) ships.

Pretending to sit around a large table at the first Thanksgiving, the students enjoy the illustrations in The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. After the book was finished, the students took turns stating what they are thankful for, including family, friends, teachers, classes, and community. Pretending to sit around a large table at the first Thanksgiving, the students enjoy the illustrations in The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. After the book was finished, the students took turns stating what they are thankful for, including family, friends, teachers, classes, and community.

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