Getting Into the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Everyone in school had a fun time getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving and preparing for our school Thanksgiving Feast on November 24.

We took a peek into the history of pilgrims long ago and making turkey crafts!  All the kids from early preschool to kindergarten had one favorite funny read-aloud, “Plump and Perky Turkey” by Teresa Bateman. Turkeys in Squawk Valley have become too smart to jump into pots so the townspeople hatch a plan to get one. They hold a turkey-themed arts and crafts fair and advertise for an artist’s model to lure one vain bird into town. Peter the turkey takes the bait but, alas, does not fall for the trap!

Early Preschoolers also enjoyed the read-aloud “Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving?” by Jerry Pallotta, and made a turkey craft. Preschoolers watched a Scholastic video of “Pilgrims Long Ago” and colored pictures of a pilgrim boy and girl. Pre-k students and Kindergartners listened to “How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story” by Eve Bunting.

The all school Thanksgiving Celebration is a dress-down day so students get to wear something special instead of their uniforms. Early Preschoolers will have their feast in their classroom while the older children will celebrate in the hallway. The afternoon Kindergarten class will have their Thanksgiving celebration at 1:30 p.m. Pictures to follow!

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