Kindergarten students at Edgewood Elementary School recognized the many joys in their lives and took time to give thanks.  Students of Ms. Nicola Pascal, Mrs. Karen Seemann, Mrs. Judy Friend and Ms. Elizabeth Pickar joined their parents and grandparents at a special “First Thanksgiving Celebration” held at school.

Retired kindergarten/first grade special education teacher Mrs. Ann Hayer paid a special visit to the students and helped them reenact the first Thanksgiving.  “I enjoy being able to come back and visit with our students and staff and help in the retelling of a very special time of the year,” said Mrs. Hayer.

Children were excited about responding to questions and performing in the group sing-along.  Music rang out from the school library, which was the site of the event.  Popular numbers were, “Row Your Boat Ashore” and “Mr. Turkey.”

The consensus of opinion from students and parents was that “Hello Mr. Turkey” was their favorite tune.  After the entertainment and history lesson, students and adults both enjoyed some pumpkin pie and juice.

Mrs. Calista Boyer, Edgewood Principal, said, “I am happy that our students, parents, grandparents, and teachers could all take time to help learn the valuable lesson of how important it is for all of us to be thankful for the things that we have, particularly in this time of great need for many families throughout this part of the country who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy.”

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