Plymouth – There are many ways to celebrate teacher appreciation and this is to give variations and more excitements on the part of the teachers and students as well as activity-implementing companies and organizations. This is also meant to continually encourage people and parents that there are lots of teacher appreciation ideas we can think of if our purpose is to give recognition to the great contributions of teachers in our respective communities. Here in this place in Plymouth, the native people made twin celebrations of thanksgiving and teacher appreciation. The first one was the thanksgiving for the first harvest of the year and then the teacher appreciation. The first celebration was made possible by a group who identified themselves as Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag Indigenous Program (WIP). They named the activity Strawberry Thanksgiving. It is a great experience to meet the men and women of the native Wampanoag tribe. In fact, this tribe just recently received recognition from the US government. The Wampanoag tribe according to history record has thrived in England for more than 12,000 years. During their thanksgiving celebrations they would always gave thanksgiving to the successful harvest of Strawberry fruits especially during the 17th century. The harvest season would be enjoyed with dancing, singing, games, feasting, dugout canoe races, football game. Visitors would always love to witness their celebrations and how they reenact the past glorious activities of the tribe even in the olden times.
Added to the highlights of the Strawberry Thanksgiving, were the Teacher Appreciation activities, celebrated on June 21, 2008. Here, all the Massachusetts teachers in both public and private schools were given free admission by the organizing committee, plus two of their siblings also for 50 percent discount. Teachers will visit museums and interact with the natives about educational resources, and other concerns on how to get funding for field trips as well the teaching instructions for the indigenous peoples.