It wasn't easy for my little pilgrims to cross the Atlantic, either. Their Mayflower consisted of boxes, kid power and team cooperation to get their ship across the ocean. As a follow-up salute to our Native American friends, we moved on to canoe races: same boxes, same kid power and same teamwork to get across the river first in exciting start-to-finish nautical sprints. The class gave thanks that we ended our week in an upbeat way celebrating and honoring our long held Thanksgiving traditions. I gave thanks for a great group of students who are making life in our own little 'Plymouth Colony' a sweet experience, indeed.