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Measure the Mayflower

Students worked hard all week? Do they deserve a special reward for a job well done? This activity will offer students a nice break from structured learning. Adapt it to fit your needs. Have some Friday Fun!


Thanksgiving is one of teacher Vallye Blanton's favorite holidays. "I use many Thanksgiving activities," she told Education World. "We measure the dimensions of the Mayflower and rope it off on the playground. Then we have 102 people stand inside to demonstrate how crowded it was."

If you want to try this activity, you might refer to the following resource for some facts and figures about the Mayflower and its replica, Mayflower II:
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That's just one of the fun activities Blanton uses as Thanksgiving approaches. Click the link below to read more.


Education World Teacher Feature: Vallye Blanton
Education World (November 15, 2004)

Find links to more Friday Fun activity ideas in our Friday Fun archive.

Article by Gary Hopkins
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