Falling for Fall!
End of Summer
Is such a bummer, right? Wrong!
There’s tons of neat celebrations that happen to mark the end of summer and the beginning of fall! Check out Community Kangaroo for some fun local happenings including:
- Mid-Autumn Festival
- Fall Equinox
- Harvest Festivals
- ….and so much more!
Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month/ Native American Heritage Month
What is Native American Month
In 1681 the Needham land was purchased from tribal leader William Nehoiden for 10 pounds in cash, 40 shillings worth of corn, and 50 acres of land in Newton at Hemlock Gorge for hunting and fishing. (www.needhamma.gov/1092/history)
Learn more about the William Nehoiden at:
Learn more about some of Massachusetts Native Americans on their tribal website:
Resources on American Indians for Children and Teachers with links to tribal websites
Information on Thanksgiving
History: First Thanksgiving Meal
The Mayflower Compact
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan from an Indigenous perspective
History: Thanksgiving Traditions and Origins
Time for a walk!
The leaves are turning, the squirrels are scurrying, and fall is falling!
Take a walk and see what is happening outside in beautiful fall landscape of New England.
You can even being some souvenirs home with you and get crafty, making things like leaf rubbings and acorn dolls!