Students celebrated Thanksgiving with a Festival of Feasts Nov. 20 at Ware Elementary School.
Kindergartners from Bryan Scruggs class enjoyed their lunch feast in the classroom. Students enjoyed turkey soup, corn bread, homemade butter, pumpkin pie and apple cider. The meal was prepared by students as well.
“This is something that we started as a kindergarten team about three years ago,” Scruggs said. “We start on the Monday of the Thanksgiving week and we do rotations with our kindergarten classes.”
Each class went from room to room to prepare a different item for the Thanksgiving meal. Scruggs’ classroom was in charge of making the turkey soup.
Kindergartner’s Kelly Holsinger and Daniel Clevenger both agreed the turkey soup was their favorite item from the menu.
First-graders from Kimberly Dressman’s class also enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal during their Festival of Feasts.
Students ate vegetable-beef stew while wearing Native American and Pilgrim headbands made of construction paper.
“The kids all bring in one can of food to add to the stew,” Dressman said.
“In the morning we poured it all together to make a friendship stew.”
Parents also were welcome to come and spend time with their child during the Thanksgiving meal.
“I’m visiting Peighton for her little Festival of Feasts,” said Kristin Jolly, military spouse, Topeka, Kan.
Peighton was looking forward to playing games and seeing all of her family, Jolly said.
“I think it’s important for the students and the parents to come together to share in (this) time at school,” Dressman said.
It’s a good time all together, Dressman added.
By Calun Reece
1st Inf. Div. Post
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First-graders enjoy a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 20 during their Festival of Feasts at Ware Elementary School. Students brought in canned goods to help prepare a Friendship stew for their meal.
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Daniel Clevenger, left, and Kelly Holsinger, right, both kindergarteners, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 20 in their class at Ware Elementary School.
All kindergarten students helped to
prepare the Thanksgiving meal.