ASV celebrated this important American Holiday during the school day on Thursday, November 28, 2019. In Grade 1, students made pilgrim hats and discussed with their teachers that Thanksgiving “is a day to give thanks for all the good things we have been given,” Ms. Watkins describes. “They learned that in the United States, Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate with family and friends,” she adds. Turkeys were noticed in that part of the school, as Grade 2 had been engaging Thanksgiving Crafts in the weekly Art period.
All classes enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch including turkey, mashed potatoes, and peas. A cornucopia was set up in the staff dining room to highlight the special menu prepared by Colevisa.
A common Thanksgiving project for all Preschool and Elementary groups are those pennants hanging across the hallways. Each one contained a short text where the student wrote what they feel thankful for. “Children were encouraged to not make a simple list but explain what those things mean in their life,’‘ explained one of our preservice teachers.