How do you stuff your Thanksgiving turkey?
Cherrydale Primary School kindergartners in Steilacoom “stuffed” their birds with feathers, seeds, cheerios, tiny candies, seashells, cotton, beans, even seasonings. The unusual Turkey exhibit, displayed on a school bulletin board, was just one of the holiday-themed projects that was part of the youngsters’ pre-Thanksgivingfestivities.
Two days before the National Holiday, a gaggle of pint-sized Pilgrims from Miss Medina’s class (A.M. Kindergarteners) flocked into the school’s multi-purpose room for their traditional “feast.” The feast is a long-standing school tradition. These Pilgrims wore construction paper hats, bonnets and collars.
Before queuing at the feast table (heaped with many goodies, including a cupcake “turkey,”) students had completed a variety of turkey-themed projects. Their artwork ranged from creating cornucopias and placemats to writing letters of Thanks. Students such as Chloe and Kalan wrote that they were “thankful” for home, school, church, and “Miss Medina.”
Before chowing down on the “feast” their Pilgrim chorus did a good imitation of gobbling turkeys.
-Photos and story by Nancy Covert